International Ensemble of Musikschule Bochum

PADI Percussion Orchestra

PADI Percussion Orchestra

The PADI Percussion Orchestra is a new international music company of “Musikschule Bochum”. For the first time the 24 musicians who form the orchestra – refugees as well as locals – are going to present their joint project. The members of the ensemble cover various nations from Ghana, Syria, Iran and Guinea to Bolivia, Germany, and Brazil. Both amateurs and professionals contribute to the project. West-African, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Arabian Grooves and vocals build the musical foundation. They present this unique mixture of sounds in their own arrangements. Under the direction of drummer Uwe Kellerhof the orchestra embarks on a musical journey of cultural exchange joined by percussions and vocals.

Groups involved in the ensemble:
Ensemble PADI – Sambakowski – The Clap Club – Tatort Jazz – Wominba

Brückenklang Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfale
Stadt Bochum Landesmusikrat NRW

Photo: Parts of the PADI Percussion Orchestra / Credit: Milli Häuser

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