An explosion of rhythm and percussion
Led by drummer Lucas van Merwijk, Drums United is an explosive and exciting world-percussion group from the Netherlands.
Drums United brings together rhythms and percussionists from around the world with African drums, dance, hip hop, Indian tablas, Cuban rumbas and much more.
WORLD OF RHYTHM imparts the underlying message that people from widely varying nationalities can work well together.
The group mixes African, Latin, Spanish and Indian drum traditions with western drumming, utilizing contemporary electronic options open to the DJ.
Drums United takes you on a highspeed ride from continent to continent and introduces the audience to hundreds of rhythms from all directions.
One of the best Latin drummers in the world.
WORLD OF RHYTHM is a really amazing journey through the many paths of drums, percussion, and world music. Five stars all the way.
More than just a drum group, the ensemble is made up of 9 percussionists from 7 different countries – Bangladesh, Senegal, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Surinam and Venezuela. It’s a smoking live band that not only gives the audience an opportunity to hear and watch top players, but also imparts the underlying message that people from widely varying nationalities can work well together. Mixing African, Latin, Spanish and Indian drum traditions with western drumming and utilizing contemporary electronic options open to the DJ, 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. Since its inception in 2002 the band has been virtually on tour all the time.
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