Europe’s Favorite Drumming Ensemble Performs

Posted: November 9, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Les Tambours du Bronx, the number one drumming ensemble in Europe, takes the Concert Hall stage today and tomorrow at 8 p.m. The show features a horde of 20 Frenchmen wielding pickaxe handles against industrial steel drums.

Hailing from France’s industrial region, the company performs to the rhythms of its streets. The troupe members’ sophisticated use of their “instruments” leaves no doubt that they are real musicians, and their lack of inhibition and their use of ancestral rhythms reveal them to be innovators in improvisation.

For tickets, call (703) 218-6500.

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