Beating The Drum For Change
“We’re hoping people will walk away from this totally inspired,” said Rogan Gregory, looking around to check the crowd’s reactions as last night’s kaleidoscopic affair at the Hudson Hotel’s Good Units space was wrapping up. Gregory, his Loomstate partner Scott Hahn, and the jeweler Pamela Love had organized a 40-drummer-strong drum circle, led by Hisham Bharoocha, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Some in the audience were compelled to dance; others stood in a daze, possibly digesting a psychic reading administered by on-hand Tarot readers. Or perhaps they were captivated by the 20-foot pyramid hovering over the action, onto which a psychedelic nature video, reacting in real time to the drummers’ rhythms, was projected. “Enough of the green talk,” Hahn told us. “We’re trying to show people that Earth consciousness really doesn’t have to be a drag.”
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