What is Body Music? Well, it’s just that, any sort of sound that you can make with your body: stomping, singing, patting, clapping, tapping and more. If you check out the one-of-a-kind International Body Music Festival next week, you will be astounded at the countless ways performers from around the world find to make music with their bodies.
From November 1st to 6th, the International Body Music Festival presents events all over the Bay Area from performances and workshops to lecture-demonstrations and in-school programs. Performers participating in the festival come from the United States, Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, Canary Islands, Greece and Canada.
The Body Music Festival is a great event to get the whole family out to!
Performers to look out for:
Molodi from Las Vegas – a band of body percussionists who blend traditional percussive dance forms such as tap, stepping and gumboot with guerrilla theatre, slam poetry, beat box and hip hop with speed and precision.
Friday, November 4, 8pm w/ house bandSlammin Rhythm Trio from Oakland, Yerba Buena Arts Center
Sunday, November 6 Family Matinee, 2pm, Yerba Buena Arts Center
Cambuyón from the Spanish Canary Islands – a dance theatre performance group that mixes tap dance, body percussion, hip-hop, voice, percussion and theatre to tell a story about rhythm fusion. They are premiering at new work, this is also their US debut.
Saturday, November 5 Workshops, 10am-4:15pm Sears Building, 3435 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco
Saturday, November 5, 8pm Yerba Buena Center
For full schedule and more info: http://www.internationalbodymusicfestival.com/