…through drumming we hope to participate in the universal language of rhythm that cuts across all geographical and social borders…
Students in this ensemble prepare and perform rhythms from percussion communities around the world. Many of these arrangements and rhythms would be associated with communal dancing and/or singing, but we believe the music is equally powerful and enthralling when performed by itself. We have performed music from West Africa (Guinea, et.al.), Ghana, Congo, Zimbabwe, Japan, Brazil, and throughout the Caribbean.
The ensemble is open to all college students, regardless of major or experience [M. 5-6 & F. 1-1:50] and provides consistent opportunities to engage in community outreach and touring.
This ensemble has performed for tens of thousands of students in countless schools throughout our local and regional community. Civic engagement and Outreach is crucial to our mission as a performance ensemble. We have performed for CHUM benefits, Duluth Rotary and Duluth Kiwanis meetings, Benedictine Living Community of Duluth and Duluth Battle of the Bands. This is in addition to our annual performances for CSS's United for African Festivals, various Cultural performances (International Club/Haitian benefit), and annual Admissions Open Houses.