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MEDIA ALERT: Entertainment at the Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Autumn Vibes Festival - MARCH 9th, 2014
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Drum Beats and Gaia Rhythm will both be performing at Sydney’s Botanical Gardens Sunday March 9th,  part of the Botanical Gardens Autumn Vibes Festival.

The rhythms of Africa will be pulsing through the Gardens with Drum Beat’s amazing show. Watch Gaia Rhythm’s incredibly talented dancers with their contemporary global show, both high-energy performances certain to create a unique fun filled afternoon surrounded in the beautiful Botanical Gardens. 

The Autumn Vibes Festival will also offer guided themed walks and talks, plant related art demonstrations, multicultural food stalls and much more.

Drumming workshops by Drum Beats & Taikoz will also be on offer on the day.  Children can move to the beat too, with a drum aerobics workshop.

Autumn Vibes incorporates plant collections at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney from Asia and Australia too, with over 9,000 plants growing there and more than 6,000 of them are from around the world.

Angela Grima, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Drum Beats and Gaia Rhythm said, “It will be an amazing kaleidoscope of vibrant musical performances on the day.  We’re really excited to be playing and supporting the Autumn Vibes festival to help promote the incredible variety of plants we are fortunate to grow here in Sydney.” 

Download Full Map & Entertainment Program for Sunday March 9th 

Gaia Rhythm Show

From the ancient sounds of the Mongolian mountains to the ruins of the Maltese temples the voices are sung across the lands……

The Gaia Rhythm Show is a mesmeric encounter with another world,

A story of what it is to be human and the relationship between man and Earth, an awareness that our planet is forever changing, an adapting organism that we are all part of.

Featuring rare and rich virtuoso talents with music that has a language of its own, the show has a World Music flavour with similarities to Enigma & Deep Forest. Whilst the stunning acrobats, aerialists and dancers dressed in beautifully crafted costumes invariably draw comparisons to the performances of Cirque du Soleil.

On Sunday March 9th, the line-up includes Angela 'the Chameleon'' - the World Pop Opera Vocalist with a 4 octave range, Buku - Australia's only Mongolian Throat Singer & Horse Fiddle player, Kaija on Cello & Vocals, Keys with Michael, Drums & Percussion with Peter, along with the talented Adagio Acrobats, Kea & Simon.

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Drum Beats Performance

Drum Beats provides music & rhythm based entertainment and team building events at conferences, Christmas parties, festivals & weddings..

As part of the Royal Botanical Gardens Autumn Vibes festival Drum Beats will performing the ever popular African Drumming & Dance show. In Africa music is part of daily life in fact it is the very fabric that holds communities together. Music is played to help promote work, at important events such as weddings, initiations, blessings, funerals & healings. The village griot (musical storyteller) is entrusted to provide the appropriate rhythms & music for these occasions. On March 9th the Drum Beats performers will include Yacou M'Baye and Fode Mane who come from families who uphold these storytelling traditions.

The show features rhythms traditional to Senegal (West of Africa) performed upon Djembe, Dunun & Sabar drums. These drums are hand crafted from hardwood with animal hide stretched across the playing surfaces. The trees most commonly used are Lenke (Afzelia africana), Djalla (Khaya senegalensis) and Dugura (Cordyla africana) trees.

To further enrich the experience Drum Beats will be providing 50 drums for the audience to participate at the conclusion of the show!

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