Already closed | 1h 45m | Midtown W

Drumfolk

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great staging, Ambitious, Riveting, Clever

About the show

From hambone to hip-hop, an extraordinary ensemble of dancers, drummers and musicians takes us from West Africa to Washington, D.C., to reveal the hidden histories and resounding rhythms that transformed America. More…

From the show:

Powerful. Precise. Persistent. Political. The drum is talking. The music is calling. When Africans lost the right to use their drums, the beats found their way into the body of the people—the DRUMFOLK. New percussive art forms took root and made way for tap, beatboxing and the African American tradition of stepping. 

1h 45m | Already closed | The New Victory Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (2)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great staging, Ambitious, Riveting, Clever
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Masterful, Great staging, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a part of African American heritage done with both drums, dance and singing with great staging and lighting. Powerful!

Don't see it if you do not like shows concerning slavery and rebellion. You have very young children.

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Riveting, Great staging, Intense, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy seeing great performers, excellent drumming, rhythm and dancing celebrating African American history and heritage.

Don't see it if you don't like rhythmical music, song and dance and don't want to be reminded of the African American heritage we all share today.


March 2nd, 2020
"The Body Is Also a Percussive Instrument: In 'Drumfolk,' Step Afrika! performs dances rooted in African-American history. “They took the drums away, but they could not stop the beat!”
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