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Drums United

When: May 18-20, 8 p.m.

Part of the Distinctively Dutch Festival.

Bellefield Hall 315 S. Bellefield Ave. Oakland

phone 412-624-4266

This weekend, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Distinctively Dutch Festival hosts two unusual musical visitors. At the Pittsburgh International Children's Festival, for your polyrhythmic delectation, Drums United performs five shows in three days, one of only three U.S. stops on its North American tour. The percussion-and-vocal group melds Latin, African and Indian styles, tapped and pounded by drummers from Senegal, Venezuela, Surinam, Iran and Holland. Meanwhile, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild presents Dutch Women of Jazz. Tonight's show features Amina Figarova Sextet and the saxophone-fronted Tineke Postma Quartet. On May 19, the Saskia Laroo Band performs. BO Drums United: 11:15 a.m.; continues through Sun., May 20 (Bellefield Hall, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland; $8). Dutch Women of Jazz 8 p.m.; also 8 p.m. Sat., May 19 (1815 Metropolitan St., North Side; $20-30 per show). 412-456-6666 or

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