Many countries present as a smorgasbord in the fine and meaningful art of drumming in major drum festivals. Perhaps you think of the military and marching
To give you a perfect example of a contemporary, well organized, and “up-to-date” drum festival,
Electronic drums hopped in the scene around 1976 and introduced a whole new set of drumming which has become highly evolved. Yamaha and Roland jumped on the band wagon with their introductions of the electronic drums developing “Techno” on Roland’s TR-808 and TB-303. These are drum machines combined with the almighty bass synthesizer which is patterned based, and drumming, never-the-less. When drumming married electronic bass…, rhythm, anticipation, and expectation gave way to techno drum festivals and gatherings featuring the dance as a partner. The two have always walked hand in hand.
Speaking of electronic drums, bass, and festivals, in Southern
Contrary to popular belief, the first drums made their appearance in ancient China. A form of a drum festival was held in their religious ceremonies and rituals. Drums went on to be used in wars and as forms of communication (as in sending messages). Africa (
Continent of the “Caribbean”- The seven islands of the archipelago known as the area of
The drum festival of Gwoka served as an inspiration for the current day drum festival in Grenada, home to the “Tivoli Drummers” and birthplace of the GRENADA DRUM FESTIVAL. Here you will experience a rich style of choreographed drumming seemingly not excelled or paralleled any place else on the Earth. This is definitely worth checking out as part of a pure roots pack for all drum festival goers seeking a total experience.
Drum festivals are being held all over the Earth. We have a fairly good definition of the drum, but exactly what constitutes a festival? A festival can be defined as a time of celebration. A joyful “Celebration of Drums” is fitting, and has deserved this spot since the very beginning of time.
Some of the more ancient type observances and drum festivals, in a cultural surrounding, offer such treats as fashioning your own drum or going over feasible design ideas. There is much that can happen at a drum festival for both learning and mega entertainment. You are in for a very good time. Like all