Brad and I decided to make a day out of South L.A.. We started off in Watts to check out the Watts Towers but were distracted by the sounds of Taiko drums. Taiko drumming in Watts? I thought I was hearing things, but it turned out I was correct. We had stumbled upon the Watts Day of the Drum Festival.
A Latin band followed the Taiko drummers and the crowd swayed back and forth to the brassy music, clapping in time. It was beautiful seeing people of all races and backgrounds coming together in musical appreciation. You'll have to wait till next year for the next festival, but it's worth marking your calendars now.