Drumming by the lake

Drumming by the lake Powerful young drummers kept the rhythm going for guests enjoying Friday’s free “Music by the Lake” concert in Bartlett. The event featured three groups: Elmo & the Shades, playing the blues; Landon Lane & The Ivories, performing 1950s rock ’n’ roll; and the Youth Villages Timbe Drummers. ABOVE: West African-style therapeutic drumming lets teens from Youth Villages improve hand-eye coordination, master a musical skill, work cooperatively as a group, have a safe outlet to vent feelings of frustration and anger, and feel rejuvenated by the energy of the music they make. Photo by John Collins.