Powerfully passionate drumming from the heart of Africa

14 August 2010

Known as the world’s greatest drum orchestra, The Master Drummers of Africa comes to Hall for Cornwall on August 14.

Featuring performers from ten African nations representing over 300 tribes of Africa, the band draws from a rich history years of tribal rhythms to create ecstatic and freewheeling music straight from the heart of African culture in a spectacular and dynamic 3-hour stage show.

The performers demonstrate how African drumming has influenced every genre from jazz, salsa, western classical music, rock and roll, Punjabi bhangra to Moroccan trance music to the endlessly multiplying designations of discs-jockey club music.

The band's repertoire ranges from a hunter's song from Nigeria to a fishermen's song from Egypt to a warrior's song from South Africa to a nomad's song from the Saharan desert travellers. The orchestra uses Africa for its inspiration, performing in many countries in a variety of settings using their music and the drum as the rallying cries for African unity.

With an outstanding reputation, The Master Drummers of Africa have performed in front of many world leaders and royalty including for Queen Elizabeth II, Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela. Members have also collaborated with artists as diverse as Barbara Streisand, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Ali Farka Toure, Paul McCartney and Peter Gabriel.

The performance at HfC is supporting Truro's Respect Festival.

The performance starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £14, £16 - plus a £1 Theatre Fund payment on all tickets sold.

Call the Box Office on 01872 262 466 or book online at www.hallforcornwall.co.uk