This is the public debut of Andrew Drury's DRUM/BRIDGE, a concert that combines a tentet of fabulous musicians, new original compositions, and the music of two groups of teenage drummers from three Brooklyn schools where I lead percussion workshops. Don't miss it: preliminary school performances have been totally off the hook.
For Saturday afternoon you can look forward to not only great music but a unique performance and community spectacle with so many performers, with such varied (in a good way!) skills and experiences, all coming together to dive deep into what I think of as the real deal, transcendent powers of groove, improvisation, and communal sonic action.
DRUM/BRIDGE draws from the language of African-diasporic drumming to connect people at points all around the aftermath and geography of colonialism--members of the tentet come to New York from three countries and all parts of the US, and the teens come to New York from Haiti, Mexico, China, Puerto Rico, etc.
Andrew Drury DRUM/BRIDGE is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), the Center for Family Life "Lifelines" program, Haitian-Americans United for Progress, PS 189 The Bilingual Center, MS 136, MS 821, and Continuum Culture & Arts, Inc.
Continuum Culture & Arts, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information visit www.continuumculture.org