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Adult and Children Drumb Contests


[The contestants sitting in their staging area]

The contestants sitting in their staging area


[The drummers cast lots for seeing who will play first.]

The drummers cast lots for seeing who will play first.


[Many onlookers observe the contests.]

Many onlookers observe the contests.


[A man plays the drum while being evaluated by the jury.]

A man plays the drum while being evaluated by the jury.


[The winners are given recognition after the contest.]

The winners are given recognition after the contest.


[A view of the contestants in the children's competition]

A view of the contestants in the children's competition


[The jury member are selected from the top ranks of our traditional drum players.]

The jury member are selected from the top ranks of our traditional drum players.


[A young girl performs during the contest.]

A young girl performs during the contest.


By:

Marino Jaén Espinosa
2004-10-04

These are pictures from two drum contests: one for children and one for adults. They take place every year at Guarare, during the Mejorana Festival.


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