Boom! International Festival of Percussion presents

Tradition And Future

Workshop

Fri 7 Oct 2022

What are traditional rhythms?

Do we need to learn traditional rhythms from Africa and other countries? How useful would this knowledge be for musicians in general, not just drummers and percussionists?

In this 90-minute workshop, leading Australian percussionist, Ray Pereira, will look at these and other questions related to traditional styles of drumming and their application to more contemporary music forms.

Ray will elaborate on his ideas on African polyrhythmic cycles and how they should be heard and felt in order to be played most effectively.

The workshop will start with a performance from The Afro Lankan Drumming System, featuring Ray and Sri Lankan drummer, Kanchana Karunaratna.

As well as percussionists, this session will be valuable for musicians in general, especially keyboard players and players of melodic instruments.

Please note workshop is limited to 30 participants. Non-percussionist participants are requested to bring an instrument. Percussionist participants are requested to bring an instrument or select from available instruments on the day.

If you have access needs, please call the Box Office on 02 9061 5344 to book tickets.

In a career spanning over 40 years, Ray has established a reputation as one of the leading percussionists in this country.

Specialising in West African and Afro Cuban percussion styles, Ray has played across many genres, recording and performing with artists like Paul Kelly, indigenous artists Yothu Yindi and Archie Roach, and jazz musicians Vince Jones, Paul Grabowsky, and Barney Mcall.

Ray is currently working on projects with Malian musician, Aboubacar Djeliké Kouyate, Melbourne based jazz ensemble, Way Out West, and his original project, The Afro Lankan Drumming System.

Ray also runs workshops and masterclasses around the country in African and Cuban percussion styles, and was recently awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to the performing arts.

Presenting Artists The Afro Lankan Drumming System with Ray Pereira and Kanchana Karunaratna

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.

Everest Theatre

Fri 7 Oct 1:30pm

90 minutes (no interval).

Participant $50
Observer $20

$6 transaction fee applies.

If you are booking with a Parents NSW voucher, please note multiple vouchers can be used per transaction, up to a total transaction amount of $250. Vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Read more.

Observer access to Tradition And Future is available to purchase as part of a Boom! Festival Pass. Buy a Festival Pass to access all seven days of Boom! events at Seymour Centre and Sydney Town Hall, excluding participant access to workshops, for a total price of just $350 (adult price), $300 (concession price), or $250 (full-time student price).

Recommended for ages 12+. Contains dynamic music. Flash photography prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

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.

In a career spanning over 40 years, Ray has established a reputation as one of the leading percussionists in this country.

Specialising in West African and Afro Cuban percussion styles, Ray has played across many genres, recording and performing with artists like Paul Kelly, indigenous artists Yothu Yindi and Archie Roach, and jazz musicians Vince Jones, Paul Grabowsky, and Barney Mcall.

Ray is currently working on projects with Malian musician, Aboubacar Djeliké Kouyate, Melbourne based jazz ensemble, Way Out West, and his original project, The Afro Lankan Drumming System.

Ray also runs workshops and masterclasses around the country in African and Cuban percussion styles, and was recently awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to the performing arts.

Everest Theatre

Fri 7 Oct 1:30pm

90 minutes (no interval).

Participant $50
Observer $20

$6 transaction fee applies.

If you are booking with a Parents NSW voucher, please note multiple vouchers can be used per transaction, up to a total transaction amount of $250. Vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Read more.

Observer access to Tradition And Future is available to purchase as part of a Boom! Festival Pass. Buy a Festival Pass to access all seven days of Boom! events at Seymour Centre and Sydney Town Hall, excluding participant access to workshops, for a total price of just $350 (adult price), $300 (concession price), or $250 (full-time student price).

Recommended for ages 12+. Contains dynamic music. Flash photography prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Presenting Artists The Afro Lankan Drumming System with Ray Pereira and Kanchana Karunaratna

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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