Boom! International Festival of Percussion presents

Boom! International Festival of Percussion Closing Day Festivities

Free Concerts & Workshops

8 Oct 2022

Saturday 8 October is the closing day of Boom! International Festival of Percussion, and to celebrate, Boom! is presenting a day of free concerts and workshops at Seymour Centre.  

From 2pm to 7pm, enjoy free courtyard concerts from Australian Taiko Academy artists, Sydney Youth Percussion Ensemble, Baran Yildiz and friends, Clocks & Clouds, Capoeira Topazio with Rio Projekt, and African Beat. 

From 2:30pm to 6pm, immerse yourself in the world of percussion at fun, free, interactive workshops in the Sound Lounge, led by acclaimed percussionist, Jess Ciampa, leading taiko ensemble, Taikoz, and African drumming masters, African Beat. Expand the accordions below to find out more about each workshop.

Come join us to celebrate Boom!

Please note workshops have limited capacity and must be booked in person on the day of the event. Boom! Festival Passes do not grant workshop access. 

Join acclaimed percussionist, Jess Ciampa, for a fun and fast-paced 60-minute workshop exploring the body as a percussion instrument. 

This free workshop is limited to 30 participants and must be booked in person on the day of the event. No instruments are required.

Escape to West Africa for a fast-paced 60-minute introduction to African drumming and rhythms, with drumming masters from African Beat. 

This free workshop is limited to 30 participants and must be booked in person on the day of the event. Instruments will be supplied.

This hands-on introduction to the Japanese percussive artform of taiko is a unique experience that will energise, stimulate, and excite.

Taiko playing requires great energy and teamwork, as well as total integration of one’s mind, body, and spirit; the rhythm of the taiko pulsates through your body – its expression is primal and earthy.

Challenging and enjoyable, playing the taiko is also great exercise, offering wonderful benefits like reducing stress, aiding relaxation, and inviting personal expression.

The Taikoz members and associates leading this workshop are all highly trained performers and teachers. Prior musical training is not a requirement. 

This free workshop is limited to 15 participants and must be booked in person on the day of the event. Instruments will be supplied.

Presenting Artists Australian Taiko Academy artists, Sydney Youth Percussion Ensemble, Baran Yildiz and friends, Clocks & Clouds, Capoeira Topazio with Rio Projekt, African Beat, Jess Ciampa, and Taikoz

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Seymour Courtyard

Australian Taiko Academy 2pm - 2:30pm
Sydney Youth Percussion Ensemble 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Baran Yildiz 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Clocks & Clouds 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Capoeira Topazio with Rio Projekt 5:40pm - 6:20pm
African Beat Show 6:30pm - 7pm

Sound Lounge

Jess Ciampa - Body Percussion Workshop 2:30pm - 3:30pm
African Beat - African Drumming and Rhythm Workshop 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Taikoz - Introduction To Taiko Workshop 5pm - 6pm

Free event; registration required for workshops. Registration must be completed in person on the day of the event.

Workshops recommended for ages 8+. Photography and filming prohibited at workshops.

Program details for this event are subject to change. If any changes are made, this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back for the latest information before your event.

Seymour Courtyard

Australian Taiko Academy 2pm - 2:30pm
Sydney Youth Percussion Ensemble 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Baran Yildiz 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Clocks & Clouds 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Capoeira Topazio with Rio Projekt 5:40pm - 6:20pm
African Beat Show 6:30pm - 7pm

Sound Lounge

Jess Ciampa - Body Percussion Workshop 2:30pm - 3:30pm
African Beat - African Drumming and Rhythm Workshop 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Taikoz - Introduction To Taiko Workshop 5pm - 6pm

Free event; registration required for workshops. Registration must be completed in person on the day of the event.

Join acclaimed percussionist, Jess Ciampa, for a fun and fast-paced 60-minute workshop exploring the body as a percussion instrument. 

This free workshop is limited to 30 participants and must be booked in person on the day of the event. No instruments are required.

Escape to West Africa for a fast-paced 60-minute introduction to African drumming and rhythms, with drumming masters from African Beat. 

This free workshop is limited to 30 participants and must be booked in person on the day of the event. Instruments will be supplied.

This hands-on introduction to the Japanese percussive artform of taiko is a unique experience that will energise, stimulate, and excite.

Taiko playing requires great energy and teamwork, as well as total integration of one’s mind, body, and spirit; the rhythm of the taiko pulsates through your body – its expression is primal and earthy.

Challenging and enjoyable, playing the taiko is also great exercise, offering wonderful benefits like reducing stress, aiding relaxation, and inviting personal expression.

The Taikoz members and associates leading this workshop are all highly trained performers and teachers. Prior musical training is not a requirement. 

This free workshop is limited to 15 participants and must be booked in person on the day of the event. Instruments will be supplied.

Workshops recommended for ages 8+. Photography and filming prohibited at workshops.

Presenting Artists Australian Taiko Academy artists, Sydney Youth Percussion Ensemble, Baran Yildiz and friends, Clocks & Clouds, Capoeira Topazio with Rio Projekt, African Beat, Jess Ciampa, and Taikoz

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Program details for this event are subject to change. If any changes are made, this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back for the latest information before your event.

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