Drum Brothers Lincoln Concert & Workshop
Last updated 2/23/2023 at 10:30am
This coming February 22nd - 24th, Drum Brothers will be returning to Lincoln, Montana. Sponsored by the Lincoln Council for the Arts, the group will be presenting 2-day school residency in the Lincoln School and they'll be offering a Community Concert and Hand-Drumming Workshop for the general public. Their last visit to the community was in 2018.
Point of Interest: Since 2021, Drum Brothers have been featuring the next generation of family performers, Matthew and Tracy's sons, Nyon and Ravi Marsolek. Multi-instrumentalists raised in an environment of music-making, rhythm events, and numerous road trips, they're contributing greatly to the new sound of the band with bass and electric guitar, percussion, and vocals. As part of the Lincoln School Residency, they'll be offering hand drumming and rhythm workshops to the entire population as well as students from nearby rural schools.
DRUM BROTHERS in CONCERT
Friday, Feb 24th at 7:00 pm
Lincoln Community Hall
Tickets: $10 at the door. Free for children!
COMMUNITY HAND DRUMMING WORKSHOP
Thursday, Feb 23rd at 6:30 -7:30 pm
Lincoln School Gym
"If you have a heartbeat, you have rhythm!"
Come join Drum Brothers in a hands-on rhythm experience!
Learn the basic techniques of West African hand drumming including beginning techniques and rhythms and experience the joy and power of community music-making. Extra drums will be available and no previous experience is necessary.
Please contact Annette Gardiner with the Lincoln Councl for the Arts for questions: (406) 362-4547 or (406) 362-4201. http://www.lincolncouncilforthearts.com
Drum Brothers present high energy performances that celebrate a diverse mix of world instruments and sounds: West African djembe and dunun drums, Middle Eastern frame drums, Australian didgeridoo, close harmony vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, and original arrangements and compositions. They've performed at numerous venues throughout the Northwest and Canada, have been a featured act at the Seattle World Percussion Festival, and have shared the stage with Ladysmith Black Mambazo. They've also been featured on the award winning PBS series, 11th and Grant with Eric Funk. Drum Brothers have been at the forefront of the American hand drumming movement since it began in the early 1990s. Over the years, they have offered numerous school and community rhythm classes, drum circles, and more recently, interactive team building events for organizations and community groups. The ensemble is comprised of brothers Matthew and Michael Marsolek, Tracy Topp, and brothers Nyon and Ravi Marsolek.