Maraca2 - World Percussion Group

Monday 01 April, 2019 at 01:10 pm

Although this is the second percussion-based concert in our season, when the duo Maraca2 asked us whether there might be an opportunity to showcase the remarkable and diverse talent of the World Percussion Group, it was too good an opportunity to miss. The excitement and physicality of a percussion concert might be a new experience for some of us, but the range of sounds and musical traditions represented here is something that I really feel fits in with the spirit of our new season.

The World Percussion Group doesn’t have a set list of personnel, but comprises successful audition candidates from hundreds of applicants worldwide. A star soloist, a composer in residence and several ensemble players are selected to embark on a European or World tour. Last year, the collective travelled to and from each tour location by cruise ship. We are proud to be opening their European tour this year and their line-up will feature players and repertoire from all over the world. Their season will start - quite literally - with a bang.

 Maraca2 - World Percussion Group is sponsored by P&O Cruises, Innovative Percussion, Inc., Marimba One, SABIAN, Remo Inc., Black Swamp Percussion, Pearl, Tapspace

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