about the festival
HAPPENING FROM OCT 24 UNTIL DEC 23, 2018.
The Boston Percussive Arts Festival brings rhythms to Boston. A range of ticketed and free events including concert performances, educational seminars for all skill levels, documentary screenings, paneled percussion discussions, musician clinics, drum circles, percussion parade, instrument making workshops, music production, electronic beat-making workshops, drum art exhibit, and more. Happening Oct. 24 - Dec. 23, 2018 at various venues throughout Boston.
Presented by People of Rhythm Productions.
Drums Skins by Nicole Di Nardo Pop Up Art Exhibit
On display Oct. 25 - Oct. 28, 2018 at Sweet Rickey Studios
33 Union St. 3rd Floor. Boston, MA 02108
Nicole will also be painting live on site throughout the week.
TRIO MOKILI FEAT. MAKAYA MCCRAVEN at OBERON,
WED. OCT. 24th.
THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED & WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR ANOTHER DATE.
WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE!!!
featured 2018 artists
Nicole Di Nardo
Featured Painting Artist in Residence
“Drum Skins” Pop Up Art Exhibit at Sweet Rickey Studios
Oct. 24 - 28th.
Balla Kouyate: balafon
MASARY Studios: multimedia percussion
Amit Kavthekar: tabla
Trio Mokili feat. Makaya McCraven: drum set
Kadence Arts Beat Bus
Terri Lyne Carrington, drum set
Tyshawn Sorey, drum set
Glenn Velez: frame drums
Loire Coulter: vocal percussion
instruments of the world
We’re hosting discussions of various instruments and the culture surrounding them all moderated by ethnomusicologists and of course performances from guest artists.
family jam & PERCUSSION PARADE
We’re hosting family drum groups as well as instrument making classes the entire family can enjoy and then parading throughout The Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Get exclusive looks at rhythm based documentaries centered around music and attend panels after with the featured artist.
DRUM SKIN PAINTINGS EXHIBIT
Artist in resident, Nicole DiNardo exhibits her paintings on used drum skins and also paints live throughout the festival at Sweet Rickey Studios.
more event info coming soon
expand your rhythmic horizons
Boston’s shared so much with the world in its history so we’re excited to bring the world of percussion to Boston. Do you have a percussion story you’d like to share? Do it with the hashtag #DrumBoston and maybe we’ll feature it.