Time for Tahiti, in Newport

The Nye Beach Second Saturday Summer Celebration will continue with a performance from the Thunder Lightness World Beat Ensemble this Saturday, Aug. 11, in Newport, featuring special guest Lewis Smith.

Smith will perform authentic Tahitian Toere drumming, a traditional form of music throughout the Pacific islands that involves various sizes and tones of log drums and a large bass drum. The style is associated with traditional Hula-style dances.

Smith, who now lives in Lincoln City, studied the form with native musicians while living in Tahiti. He will lead

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