Tom Tom #11: The Drum Corps Issue

Tom Tom #11: The Drum Corps Issue

by Mindy Abovitz

This issue of Tom Tom Magazine, celebrating the oft-ignored collective process of women drumming together, features the all-female Batala NYC drum corp, Shonen Knife, Radical Marching Bands, Crocodiles, Alexey Poblete, Veronica Bellino, Jakarta, Jeepneys, Dawn Richardson Tech and much more. But never one to back down from a challenge, it also features a "chain letter" of drummers talking to each other, marching band tips, historical women in military bands, radical marching bands, drum machines, gear reviews, a DIY drum workout, and anything/everything about female drummers! When Emi Morimoto of Shonen Knife is asked what she would do if all the drums in the world were taken away, she says "I'd dance." Sums up the perfect way to celebrate this magazine's existence.