Established as one of the most unique and vibrant groups performing in the genre of world music, the Spoken Hand Percussion Ensemble will fill the night with high-energy polyphonic rhythms. The Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra unifies four percussion sets (North Indian tabla, Afro Cuban bata, Brazilian samba and West African djembe) into one distinct voice. With symphonically textured fusion of traditional and contemporary drumming and choral compositions, the ensemble links the past and the present.
They have earned a national reputation through concerts and residencies at festivals, theaters, art centers, and universities around the country. Spoken Hand Percussion Ensemble is a two-time winner of
Philadelphia City Paper’s “Best World Music/Roots Performance” and is well-known for their collaboration with tabla master Zakir Hussain and hip-hop dance guru Rennie Harris.
David Cullen will open the evening with a dazzling array of classical, jazz and world music. David has performed throughout North America for classical guitar societies, jazz festivals, and performing arts series.
Start Date: 9/14/2012 8:00 pm
Francis Hall Box Office