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Mohamed Bangoura (BK). BK, formerly of the internationally acclaimed Percussion de Guinea and National Ballet Ensembles of Conakry.

What would you call a night devoted to the drum? Talkin’ The Drum calls it the Little Big Bang!

In the Northern Rivers, a veritable ‘drummers paradise’, many a djembe may be heard through the trees. The power of this ancient sound of hands slapping skin, draws you in, a primal feeling rising up inside until your hips are swaying and your monkey-mind abating.

The July edition of the Little Big Bang at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall plays host to Australia’s absolute master of the djembe, Mohamed Bangoura (BK). BK, formerly of the internationally acclaimed Percussion de Guinea and National Ballet Ensembles of Conakry, and known in Guinea (West Africa) as the ‘Lion of Matam’, will blow your mind.

Backing him up is Spankinhide, whose very existence is to fuel the fire of dance. Rich rhythms, driving doundoun melodies, crack and boom to fill the room and DJ Salve Jorge will be effortlessly weaving diverse offerings through the night into a cohesive world music experience.

Opening up is Zormiwasa; 30 people playing African drums in unison, with dynamic arrangements led by Elliott Orr. Totally engaging from the first beat, the very essence of community.

There will also be workshops with BK – contact Elliott for information on 0407 372 554 or [email protected]. See BK on Saturday, from 7pm at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall. 

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