Spoken Hand Percussion




A high-energy celebration of polyphonic rhythms, this group unifies four percussion batteries into one distinct voice. Enjoy the sounds of the Afro Cuban Bata, the Brazilian Samba, the North Indian Tabla and the West African Djembe giving drums their individual voices.  Linking the past and present, the sacred and secular with a symphonically textured fusion of traditional and contemporary drumming and choral compositions, Spoken Hand has twice earned the title of “Best World Music/Roots Performance” by Philadelphia City Paper, and continues to share this cultural musical experience with audiences far and wide. On Canvas caught this amazing display of percussion performance at The Painted Bride.


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