On a blustery day in February, I was given brief access to the austere practice space of what has now, undoubtedly, become one of the coolest private experiences I’ve had the pleasure of shooting this year. Lead and founded by STOMP member Yako Miyamoto, COBU is an all-female Japanese drum troupe that combines elements of […]Read more
It’s hard to describe the effects of being completely shaken by a mostly un-amplified batterie of 6 or 7 drums, with patterns, rolls, and riffs cleverly choreographed for maximum efficiency and shocking grace for drumdancers to attack and move between giant barrel drums. But, here goes: it was a full-body assault on an audience by […]Read more
- Mindy Abovitz Talks at Cambridge University
Tom Tom Mag’s Mindy Abovitz Talks at Cambridge University
Toms, Tom Boys, Girls and Tom Tom
Mindy Abovitz, the publisher of Tom Tom Magazine and a drummer herself, will talk about the evolution of starting the only magazine about female drummers in the world. She will discuss why she gravitated towards the drum set, how she initially set out to affect Google search results for keywords “girl drummer” and “woman drummer” and how that ended up in her running a print magazine that is distributed globally and growing daily.
Location: Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ, DMB, Room GS5.
Time: Sept. 18th 4 – 5:30
The Beijing trio Hedgehog create expansive gauzy-pop sung mainly in Chinese, with a polished... Continue reading →