The seventh Croatia Drum Camp will be dedicated to British soldier and drummer Lee Rigby. Rigby, who, according to the BBC and other news sources, had been a member of the second Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, since 2006, is the individual whose May 22 murder on the streets of London sparked international outcry.
Drum Camp founder Petar Curic, outraged over the killing, says, “As the founding director and coordinator of Croatia Drum Camp International Percussion Summer Courses, I wish to send our prayers to the Rigby family, and in the name of all our past and present students, teachers, and partners. I hereby dedicate the 2013 Croatia Drum Camp edition entirely to the remembrance of Lee. We will set time aside to talk about tolerance, harmony, and respect for human life. Also, I will personally ensure that a part of our budget this year goes to the Rigby family, which I will personally be responsible for delivering into the right hands.”
This year’s Croatia Drum Camp is scheduled for August 19 to 25, and will feature Benny Greb, Ralph Humphrey, Gabor Dornyei, and Trilok Gurtu. For more, go to myspace.com/groznjanpercussion.