Today's image is titled Tenney Drummers 3 and was photographed by Dawn Perry.
"We were walking through Tenney Park when we heard the sounds of drums and decided to investigate," writes Perry in the caption to this photo, taken back in August. "Expecting a group of hippies, we found instead a group of serious drummers practicing their rythyms to the setting sun in Madison, Wisconsin. I should have asked what group they were! They were pretty good."
The group is the Atimevu Drum and Dance, a sextet that has the goal of bringing "the traditions and cultures of Ghana to the doorsteps of Americans and the entire world." Its members are Edi Gbordzi, Emmanuel Eku, Abukari Mohammed, Djam Vivie, Tim Gruber and Nicky Sund. They use a broad variety of instruments, including the gyl, atenteben, gakogui, tokwe, axatse, atimevu, sogo, kidi, kagan, kroboto, tsonshi, gome, tamali and djembe. Gruber, who is sitting in the middle of the bench in this photo, is also the alderperson for Isthmus group photo pool is the primary source for Madison Snaps, which are published here with the permission of individual contributors. If you are interested in having your photo eligible for Madison Snaps, please respond to the posting on the Flickr group page, or send a message. There is no compensation for Madison Snaps photos, which are © to the respective photographers.