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Jaelin Frosio covers her ears during the drum circle. Photo by Tony Cagala
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For the Planet

ENCINITAS — On Sunday, the EcoFest Encinitas tradition of bringing the message of ecological and environmental sustainability continued.

More than 130 exhibitors converged on the Leichtag Foundation’s Coastal Roots Farm on Quail Gardens Drive and featured musical artists and a special appearance from the “World Drum,” a well-traveled percussion instrument that is used to promote world peace and environmental consciousness.

Youngsters play in the sand during one of the live music performances. Photo by Tony CagalaJack Guenther, left, and Josh Braddock compete to see who can hang the longest during EcoFest Encinitas. Guenther, 69, outlasted Braddock. The exhibit was hosted by the Primate Rescue Network, a nonprofit based in San Diego aimed at rescuing primates around the world. Photo by Tony CagalaJon Nachison of Solana Beach performs on the handpan. Photo by Tony CagalaSofia Rouhani, 4, gets the opportunity to bang on the “World Drum,” on Sunday. Photo by Tony CagalaDrummers take part in a drum circle during EcoFest Encinitas. Photo by Tony CagalaDan Cartamil, center, leads a drum circle to close out the EcoFest Encinitas on Sunday. Photo by Tony Cagala