Global Day of the Drum™ (GDOD) 2014.
The annual event was conceptualized by Ian Douglas inspired by the commemoration of article (64/169) of the United Nations (UN) declaration of 2011 as the International Year for people of African Descent (IYPAD). Its trademark and brand, is a wholly and exclusively owned entity of the Ian Douglas Foundation (IDF), a cultural enterprise founded in April 2006 and registered in Barbados 2011. GDOD is celebrated on July 5th, the one hundred and eight sixth days (186th) of the year. This day, is symbolically and traditionally the geographical meridian day, bringing the origins and celebration of our people along with the causes of our spiritual, cultural, socioeconomic perception, beliefs and judgments to the centre of world consciousness.
The GBDOD Project Its aims to give recognition to the drum and its healing potential, promote healthy, conscious and wholesome living, with entrepreneurial incentives. In addition, it reintroduces indigenous knowledge about our heritage into the local community life and also rebuilds a cohesive understanding and appreciation for the drum and the performing arts and culture.
GDOD is in further accordance with Article/Resolution /68/237/ of the UN General Assembly recommendation of the Decade for People of African Descent (DPAD). 2015-2025.
The GDOD 2014 theme is "Reparation of the African Mind", as a reflection of GDOD re-imagined, stimulated by the rediscovery of living principle which has sustained the spiritual and communal well-being of our people for the many generations of our ancestral continuum.
Global syncronization of drum ritual for eighteen minutes (18)
6:00pm to 6:18pm followed by an evening of drums and dance against a background of verdant mountains. Our guests and patrons will experience showcases of rich vibrant displays of infections rhythms, memorizing dances, full of Caribbean piquantness, building strong bonds, share an endearing moment and everything in-between, while maintaining the commemorative and celebrator