Darlo Drum Festival Programme
Saturday September 19, 2020
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with Tracey West
Gong bathing is a journey of the senses and the imagination. Come rest in the stillness or move with the cascading layers of sound.
Junk Jam Session
with Junk Orchestra
Join the Junk Orchestra for a family focused music jam session using only your household recycling.
with Siobhan Butler &
Performance by Irish Stepdancer Siobhan Butler, with flute player and singer Nuala Kennedy. Followed by an interview with Siobhan.
Beatboxing with Marv Radio
Marv Radio's beatbox workshops cater for anything from the virgin vocalist to mouth masters! Learn the basics and progress to making incredible mouth music.
Performance by Brad Field, a drummer and electronic musician. He creates a barrage of improvised beats, relentless rhythmic minimalism and glitchy polyphonic patterns.
with Yinka Esi Graves
A flamenco class that goes straight to the heart and rhythm of the form. Enjoy a unique experience which will give you valuable understanding of how flamenco works. Through a simple choreography you will learn its fundamental concepts and aesthetics. Suitable for all ages and no previous experience is necessary.
and performances Live from Darlington Town Centre
Performance by Runaway Samba, a community band from Crook in County Durham that mixes Brazilian percussion and rhythms with Western music styles.
Performance & Discussion
Chris Jelly (Vibraphone)
Kuda Matimba (Marimba)
N'famady Kouyate (Balafon)
Peter J Saleh (Marimba)
by Caroline Ryan
Performance by Raquel Lopes, an eclectic Brazilian percussionist, who started playing at the age of 7 and literally rocks the Pandeiro!
with Deatrice Clark
5pm BSTLearn how to Step with professional body percussionist, Deatrice Clark. Stepping is an African-American form of body percussion that uses the hands, feet, and voice to create intricate rhythms and sounds. This stepping workshop will engage students in musicality and dance. You will learn the basics of stepping as well as a fun musical combo.
Ladies of Midnight Blue
Hannabiell & Yilis
Performance by Ladies of Midnight Blue, an Afro-Latin percussion & brass duet that creates an upbeat fusion of trance drum rhythms.
Music & Solidarity
with Jerome Jennings
& Gustav Thomas [Dr Will Edmondes]
Performance by drummer, activist, bandleader, composer, sideman and educator Jerome Jennings. Followed by a discussion with music professor Gustav Thomas [Dr Will Edmondes] moderated by Dr Hannabiell Sanders.
by Caroline Ryan
7:30pm BST online
and Performances Live from Darlington Town Centre
Performance by Eternal Taal, a group of female Indian Dhol Drummers and Bhangra Dancers.
Mariam Rezaei (DJ)
Mariam Rezaei is an award winning turntablist, composer and performer.
Tom Caulker (DJ)
The World HQ Uplifting Groove Dj Tom Caulker will play any record as long as it's fantastic.
Origin Moko Jumbies
11am-4pm Performances Live from Darlington Town Centre
Performance by Origin Moko Jumbies, an ensemble based in Newcastle upon Tyne that walk and dance stilts in the tradition of “Moko Jumbie”, a traditional art form from the Caribbean.