Program Descriptions for The Rhythm Hunters
Inspired by Japanese Taiko and remote music from West Sumatra,
Indonesia. The Rhythm Hunters fuse the thunder of taiko drumming with
indigenous Islamic music from West Sumatra. Expect to see taiko, frame
drums, kettle gongs, bamboo flutes, didgeridoo, log drums and West
Sumatran folk songs woven into a dramatic visual spectacle. Escape to
long echoes in hidden valleys of laughter, primal ceremony and the beat
of a lone drum. Rendra Freestone is raising the profile of Sumatran
music with this dramatic fusion.
A physically choreographed style of drumming, very much a visual
spectacle with a lot of physical action on stage including dancers,
didgeridoo, harmonium, vocals and big spirit.