Hand constructed drums, found sound instruments, music and story, drum circle, multicultural percussion, Cabasa, Kalimba, Lakota flute, Brazilian percussion flute, multicultural rhythms
International touring artist Michael Fitzsimmons presents his Drums of the World concerts featuring rare instruments from Switzerland called Hang (Bell Drums). Incorporating the Hang with over 30 years experience as a composer and performer, Michael has audiences spellbound by the beautiful, other worldly sounds of these unique and intriguing instruments. These multi cultural concerts also showcase an exciting variety of drums from Cuba, West Africa, Central and South America, flutes from Brazil, China, Native America, pan pipes from Bolivia, and Kalimbas from South Africa. Michael weaves variety into his performances as multilayered songs unfold before your ears. Find audio samples of Michael's award-winning music, reviews of past presenters and general concert information on his web site. Concert options include 90 minute concert with intermission, 50 minute concert followed by a drum circle with audience participation (Michael's interactive drum circles are a 'hit' with young and old alike). Concerts are often combined with residency programs. Contact Michael to create an event suited to your needs.
Technical Requirements: 10’ x 12’ minimum performance area, grounded electrical outlets, lighting if available, Requirements: sound system with two microphones if available, and two boom microphone stands,
table for CD sales.
Fees: Maximum negotiable fee: $1,475. Block-booked rate of $1,200 available.
Availability: No travel limitations or schedule restrictions at this time.