The Drumbeats of the World exhibit opened August 20, 2005. The interactive touchscreen video accompanying the exhibit was developed by Creative Force Studio, depicting drums from Ecuador, Peru, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Korea and Native America. Visitors will be introduced to the sounds of drums from every continent. The exhibit is under the direction of the museum curator, Carol Chaney.
The opening event featured a live performance of drum music presented by Clement Tunde Muyeeb “Prince Tunde,” a member of the Osogbo Artist Cultural Movement Foundation. As a master artist he has performed in Brazil, Kenya, Germany and across America. He is associated with the Dallas ISD fine arts department.
The exhibit is sponsored by Nissan Foundation, with additional financial cooperation of the City of Duncanville, Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Humanities Texas, and a state partnership of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Click to hear an example of a Talking Drum.