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What's the buzz with World of Rhythm?

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 about Drums United

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.

World of Rhythm

African drums, Dance, Hip Hop, Indian tabla's, Cuban rumba's and much more. It all comes together in Drums United's thrilling new show World of Rhythm!

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 nine percussionists, from seven different countries, Bangladesh, Senegal, Spain, 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.

World of Rhythm mixes African, Latin, Spanish and Indian drum traditions with western drumming, and utilizes 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 song and dance.

Come early for the DISCOVERY PARTY, a free pre-performance event filled with family art-making activities, demonstrations, and other fun programs! Join us one hour before the performance in the West Lobby.


More Info

Visit Website: www.drumsunited.com

Ticket Information

Group Tickets: Not Available
Donors: Sold Out
General Public: Sold Out
Please note: All patrons, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to be permitted into the theater for this production.
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