International Body Music Festival (New York Debut)
Music you can see, dance you can hear. Likely the first music—people the world over stomp, clap, sing, snap, and chant. Evocative and visceral, the International Body Music Festival concert explores the sonic possibilities of the human instrument with an amazing roster of traditional and contemporary artists from the Americas: Brazil’s 12-member “circle orchestra” Barbatuques in its New York debut; the Bay Area’s ferocious SLAMMIN All-Body Band, known for infectious harmonies and lightning-fast improvisations; Inuit throat singers Celina Kalluk and Lucie Idlout from Nunavut, Canada; and African American hambone artist Derique McGee.
Barbatuques website | Artistic Director Keith Terry is the founder of IBMF, produced by Crosspulse, an Oakland, CA-based arts organization | Barbatuques presented with support from the Consulate General of Brazil in New York | Barbatuques (New York Debut) | Thursday, August 12 2010 @ 7:30pm | Damrosch Park Bandshell | FREE