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Percussion Australia

Boom! International festival of percussion

Seymour Centre
Seymour Centre
Corner of City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale NSW 2006

Saturday 1 October from 8pm to 10pm Monday 3 October from 11am to 10pm Tuesday 4 October from 11am to 10pm Wednesday 5 October from 11am to 10pm Thursday 6 October from 11am to 10pm Friday 7 October from 11am to 10pm Saturday 8 October from 1pm to 10pm


Starting from: $16

From Afro Latin, through Asian to Western orchestral, popular and art music. BOOM! brings them all together in a week-long festival of talks, workshops and concerts by leading artists in all genres.

Boom!, a week-long International festival of percussion, will see 2 public concerts book ending and no less than 30 events emanating from the Seymour Centre: talks, workshops, masterclasses, international livestreams and Q&As.

The maiden festival will run from the 1 to 8 October 2022 with the opening concert at the Sydney Town Hall on Saturday 1October followed by daily talks and workshops and evening concerts at the Seymour Centre from the 3 to 8.

Festival highlights include three generations of Synergy Percussion, including Synergy's founder Michael Askill to share the stage at the Town Hall Concert.

International artists Kaoru Watanabe (Silk Road Ensemble, Kodo) Nacho Mena (Ornette Coleman, Marvin Gaye, Pat Martino, Don Cherry) and Art Music pioneer Fritz Hauser beaming in from the USA and Europe to give insights into their approach to music making.

Each day of the festival has a theme which informs the talks, workshops, and performances, and on Saturday the 8th of October (the closing day) there are free concerts and workshops at the Seymour Centre between 2pm and 7pm. This is followed by the BOOM! Closing concert featuring Circle of Rhythm, Gai Bryant’s Afro-latin powerhouse Caribé and from Columbia ex Taikoz and Cirque du Solei artist Anton Lock with Tick Tick Boom!

Full program and further information is available via the Boom! Festival website - or by contacting

Rhythm is common to us all …the movements of the day, breath in-out, beat, sound, rhythm.

Boom, BOOM! …see you there!

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Percussion Australia


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