This weekend was our global drums retreat in beautiful Fernie, British Columbia. We had a special guest artist down to help us learn samba, did some steel pan, and played a gig. It was a wonderful weekend.
Yet there was 2 hours of samba friday night, another 2 hours saturday morning, 2 hours saturday afternoon, 2 hours saturday night, 1 hour sunday morning and 30 minutes at the actual concert.
And I was playing a surdu. The word is linked to a google search. Oh yeah, and you strap that around your right shoulder. So I was carrying that for 1-2 hours or more on my right shoulder, and it weighs about 7-10 pounds.
Can you imagine how much my shoulder and arm hurt?