Percussion Now! Festival | Alameda
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Rhythmix Cultural Works | 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda, CA 94501
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Rhythmix Cultural Works presents Percussion Now, Northern California’s largest family-friendly festival devoted to the drum. This free all-day party includes world music performances from 1 pm to 5 pm by Cuban percussionist Jesus Diaz, taiko fusion ensemble Maze Daiko, Afro-Cuban and Uruguayan ensemble LaTiDo with Edgardo Cambon, Haitian drum star Jeff Pierre, folkloric and modern African drum group the Rhythm Addicts, and Afro-Brazilian–influenced funk and hip hop group Rhythm Cafe featuring Bobby Wallace and friends. Free kids classes begin at 10:30 am and include sessions in drumming, capoeira, and capoeira music. Low-cost workshops for adults and youth will take place throughout the day led by world-class percussionists.