Monday, September 6, 2010

"A Ramadan Drumbeat is Sounded in Queens"

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by Kirk Semple

It was just past 4 the other morning when Mohammad Boota pulled his Lincoln Town Car into a service station on an industrial stretch in Long Island City, Queens, and bounded out — a typhoon of embroidered fabric, good cheer and unusual urgency. Mr. Boota, a limousine driver, has built a sideline as a ceremonial drummer for his fellow Pakistani immigrants. He is also New York City’s foremost — and perhaps only —Ramadan drummer.

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