This is Madeleine Albright on drums

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright performing at The Kennedy Center on Sunday in Washington, D.C.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright performing at The Kennedy Center on Sunday in Washington, D.C.
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Today’s “Photo You Never Expected To See” Award goes to Madeleine Albright playing the drums at the Kennedy Center. That’s right: Madeleine Albright, playing the drums.

It was part of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz’s annual competition and gala, where the former secretary of state was presented with the Maria Fisher Founder’s Award in recognition of the role jazz has played in U.S. diplomatic efforts. Albright, a longtime jazz supporter, pounded away on the tom-tom and cymbals ”quite creditably,” according to The Washington Post’s account, while trumpter Chris Botti performed an instrumental version of a song from the Puccini opera, “Turandot.”

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This is Madeleine Albright on drums

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