Feat. Rhythm Revolution Drum Circle with John Yost
‘...It's the extraordinary level of playing that makes this group so unique. What else can you expect, if you bring together the finest players and let them do what they do best!...’ The Telegraph
African drums, Dance, Hip Hop, Indian tabla’s, Cuban rumba’s and much more. It all comes together in Drums Uniteds thrilling new show Heartbeat.
Drums United is an explosive and exciting world-percussion group led by drummer Lucas van Merwijk, that brings together rhythms and percussionists from all directions.
Drums United is made up of 8 percussionists, from seven different countries, Bangladesh, Senegal, Germany, the Netherlands, Surinam and Venezuela, and is much more than just a drum group. It’s a smoking live band that not only gives the audience an opportunity of listening and watching top players, but also imparts the underlying message that people from widely varying nationalities can work well together.
On both its previous show World of Rhythm and the current Ritmo Inferno the group mixes African, Latin, Spanish and Indian drum traditions with western drumming, utilizing contemporary electronic options open to the DJ.
Since its inception in 2002 the band has been virtually on tour all the time. Their first theatre program World Of Rhythm was recorded live and is out now on DVD as well as CD.
Drums United occupies a unique place in the world of percussion groups by combining elements of the rich traditions of percussion with those of song and dance.
also featuring the Rhythm Revolution drum circle facilitated by John Yost
General Admission: $15 advance/$20 at the door