Bandung Drums Day kicks off
Bandung Drums Day 2012 kicked off on Saturday at the Sasana Budaya Ganesha Hall in Bandung, West Java, drawing the attention of professional and amateur drummers.
Several foreign drummers were on hand to show off and share their skills during the event.
The event committee’s chair, Pepep, said that the presence of foreign drummers, including Grant Collins, a doctor in composition and performance from Australia; Drum Corps Associates winner Zak Bond of the US; and drummers of hard rock band The Unexpected and metal band War Ensemble of Singapore offered lots of opportunities.
“We hope that visitors can learn something from them,” Pepep said.
Zak Bond said that he would put on a simple drum performance using hybrid drums.
“My program includes a lot of music, a lot of passion. The message is freedom of expression,” Bond said.
Another drummer, Brandon Khoo, said that he would lead a workshop on effective drumming techniques.
The committee has prepared a drum set and allows interested visitors to use the set for three minutes per person. A new drum set will be awarded for the best solo performance.
Pepep said that the committee had also prepared various door prizes for lucky visitors. (swd)