THIS SATURDAY: Oral History of Female Drummers

Tom Tom Magazine’s Oral History of Female Drummers is back. The event will be this Saturday March 5th at the Brooklyn Museum as part of their Target First Saturday: She Knows No Bounds.

Come see performances by some these amazing female beatboxers and drummers: Beatboxer Ashley Saywut Moyer and drummers Kiran Gandhi, Maia Mac, Chloe Saavedra, Zaneta Sykes, Caryn Havlik, Rosana Cabán, Rebecca DeRosa, Mindy Abovitz, Jade Thacker, Zuzi Anablogue, AJ Drumz, Lisa Schonberg, Sean Leah Bowden, Twink, Hanna Fox and more.

Saturday March 5, 2016

6-7 pm: Performance
7:15 – 7:45 Talkback with drummers
8-9 pm: Performance

Brooklyn Musuem
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052


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The Oral History of the Female Drummers performance piece is designed to explore and express the undocumented history of female drummers using the oral tradition of performative exchange. It seeks to inspire and challenge the viewer with the images and experiences of female drummers by placing them in the meditative environment of our cultural museums. The viewer is confronted with the stand alone existence of a female performer on an instrument that is commonly experienced as masculine and placed in the geographic background of the ensemble. The beat boxer is the oral historian who carries the beats from one drummer to another. Viewers are allowed to observe this intimate expression undistracted and to participate in both the immediacy, skill and mystery of this exchange. The beats represent a lost conversation of a history unknown, the language and voices unheard that can illuminate the current drum media and conversational landscape.

See Smithsonian Magazine‘s review of our past performance of this piece at MoMA PS1 here.

Check out the Facebook event here. Invite friends! We hope you can join us!

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