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Homegrown Hamilton presents

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DRUMHAND

http://www.reverbnation.com/drumhandmusic

Playing 2 sets!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2013

at Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King Williams St.

http://www.homegrownhamilton.com/

Doors: 9pm, $8, 19+

DRUMHAND http://www.reverbnation.com/show/9297529

Propelled by a steamroller of percussion and energized by jazz horns, Torontoʼs DRUMHAND draws inspiration from the danceable circuitous rhythms of hot climates from Bahia, Brazil to Ghana, West Africa and from India to New Orleans. The group is becoming increasingly known for innovative orchestrations; uplifting and accessible artistry for audiences of all ages. Their unique and energized inclusiveness can be experienced in concert at festivals; schools performances; music venues; street parties and nightclubs.

DRUMHANDʼs original compositions make use of a diversity of instruments such as the one-stringed ʻStomach Harpʼ and the box-shaped Gome foot drum. The groupʼs danceable and compelling beats are imbued with memorable melodies offered by the

Atenteban flute, saxophones, brass and vocal work in a variety of languages. In 2012, the DRUMHAND ensemble toured much of Eastern Canada and released their second album,The Travelling Scheme. Recent performances include: DEEP ROOTS(Wolfville, NS); The World Damba Festival at Tufts University (MA, USA); the Blue Skies Music Festival (ON); Sudburyʼs Northern Lights Festival (ON); the Ottawa International Jazz Festival; The Small World Music Festival (Toronto); Mundial Montréal and extensive tours throughout Québec and the Maritimes.Founded by percussionists David Chan, Larry Graves (Mr. Something Something) and Steve Mancuso in 2008, DRUMHAND features the horn work of Marcus Ali (Cruzao/Jason Wilson) and Rebecca Hennessy (Woodshed Orchestra, Hobsonʼs Choice). DRUMHAND.ca

"The Travelling Scheme isn't merely marching music for carnal, lascivious festivities, nor is it intended for passive admiration. Although brimming with joy, it has nobler intentions... it's multicultural, Zen-like orchestration makes you wish that people's international ideologies could blend as seamlessly and harmoniously as musical cultures do, when in the right hands."

- Nereida Fernandes, Exclaim! Magazine (Sep 19, 2012)

“Des trompettes de Jazz et des percussions dans un feu roulant d’énergie: un mélange idéal pour les amateurs de danse! DRUMHAND, groupe de Toronto, s’inspire de musiques venant de partout et utilise des instruments issus de nombreuses traditions à travers le globe.â€

- Ottawa Jazz Festival (Juin 2011)

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