duotone-test-web2.jpg
 

Boston percussive arts festival

October 24 - DECEMBER 23, 2018

 

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.

 
 

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
DJ Warp
&
More TBA!

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.

reel drums

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.

sponsors

 
  A very special thanks to The Boston Foundation for their support with the Live Arts Boston (LAB) Grant 2018.

A very special thanks to The Boston Foundation for their support with the Live Arts Boston (LAB) Grant 2018.