Ugandan man spreads the drum beat of hope
A circle of 13 handmade cowhide drums greeted fourth-graders as they filed into music class on Thursday morning.
After a brief introduction, visitor Okello Sam told the students to play the drums however they wanted.
Arms waved, hands flashed and wild smiles quickly followed. The musicality was questionable.
By the end of the 45-minute class, the students had gained technique, a steady rhythm and an overlapping melody.