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drumbeat

the sound made by beating a drum
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Giant colourful characters danced in St Paul's churchyard to an Afro-Brazilian drumbeat at the grand finale of Mirfield Muertos Festival.
They were told to keep quiet outside historic Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh because a marriage ceremony was underway, but the bride and groom could still hear drumbeats form the altar.
Wearing a layered, stylized kimono, she evoked both a forbidding environment and intimate yearnings with jerky articulations, undulating moves, and measured footwork accompanied by atmospheric sounds: chirps, drumbeats, bells.
Add an exotic historical locale and the faint drumbeats of social revolution in the background, and you have the basic narrative elements of Philip Kan Gotanda's "Ballad of Yachiyo.
Like all the music, it was replaced with the undulating drumbeats of southern Iraq.
With the astonishingly versatile Thomas Silcott supplying 'da Voice, ``Noise/Funk'' dramatizes the way that call-and-response African rhythms were translated, first, into the aching drumbeats of the slave ships; then the back-breaking motions of the plantation fields; giving way decades later to the machinelike clang and stomp of the Chicago factories; the cool, sinuous shufflings of the beat generation; and, finally, the pounding boom-box defiance of funk and hip-hop.
The Mugen Taiko group entertained the thousands with the traditional drumbeats of Japan.
The canopies over the stands hold in the crowd's chants, whistles, horn blasts, drumbeats and foot-stomps.
Aztec dancers donned feathered headdresses and marched into the park, where they performed rhythmic dances, punctuated by thunderous drumbeats.