The Beat Goes On, Post Sandy, at Sagg Main Beach

Led by Richard Siegler, Escola de Samba Boom plays every Monday night at Sagg Main Beach. Carrie Ann Salvi photos

Despite an obvious and large gap that used to be a 12-foot dune separating the Atlantic Ocean from Sagg Pond in Sagaponack, Hurricane Sandy did not destroy the ritual of Monday night drumming at Sagg Main Beach.

Those with Southampton Town beach passes or a good imagination can hear it on most Monday evenings. 

Escola de Samba Boom, a Samba-style band led by Richard Siegler, who is also a jazz drummer and instructor, will "hit it" around 6 p.m. They play on the beach until sunset, while fans of all ages dance, enjoy a picnic, or hula hoop.

After dark, the drumming transitions to an African style, and players that often include Dan Bailey, a locally reknowned drum player and instructor.

Check out a slideshow from the earlier part of last Monday.