"One of the most original musical events in Montréal,
this free festival takes place on Sundays, near the monument to Sir
George-Étienne Cartier and in Mount Royal Park's surrounding green spaces. A
colourful gathering of drummers, dancers, vendors and their admiring audiences.
For twenty years, Montrealers and visitors have come to play music and dance,
or just watch and listen." That's how toursime Canada describes les
tams-tams but trust me , it's much more than this .
Before continuing the project , search for les tam-tams du
mont Royal on youtube to get an idea about the event , as mentioned , every
Sunday people gather in Parc Mont-Royal to share this energetic yet mystical
On the beats of the African-like drumming , people from all different
classes , different races , religions , ideologies , backgrounds and ages
gather to indulge in the mysticity of the music .
It's a unique experience and you'll notice from the pictures
that people - naturally - interpret it differently , some will dance , others
will laugh , you'll notice that many people just close their eyes and let the
music lead them , as if it's a sufi ritual .
The experience aside from being unique is very human . As
i've mentioned , it gathers people . They all become equal and enjoy the moment
as human-beings .
Let's encourage different events and activities that don't conform to the
mainstream culture and not condemn them .
Let's be different ! let's be ourselves !