Drumhand

The Travelling Scheme

> > Sep 19 2012

Drumhand - The Travelling Scheme
By Nereida FernandesBorrowing from the percussive parade traditions of Brazil, New Orleans and West Africa, Drumhand whip bamboo sticks, Ghanaian flutes, drums and trumpets into six original compositions. Make no mistake: The Travelling Scheme isn't merely marching music for carnal, lascivious festivities, nor is it intended for passive admiration. Although brimming with joy, it has nobler intentions: inciting people from very different experiences and ideologies to join in a common musical journey, where time spent together is as important as distance travelled. Contrasting the spirited percussion carpeting every track, jazzy wails of brass instruments lend a slightly melancholic tone to the quintet's compositions. It's as if you were being stirred, not to some irreverent frenzy, but to a level of joy where you're given the space to contemplate the moment, leaving room for other emotions to enrich your experience. The Travelling Scheme's multicultural, Zen-like orchestration makes you wish that people's international ideologies could blend as seamlessly and harmoniously as musical cultures do, when in the right hands.
(Wax-A-Hot-One)
GET IT!
Soul, Funk & World RSS
Mailing List
SHARE IT!
Google+
Google Bookmarks
StumbleUpon
Reddit
Tumblr
Be the first to comment
Login
Keep me logged in
Prove You Are Not a Robot
To remove this step go back and login.

Picks

Most Popular Stories

  1. Chief Keef - MUSIC / VIDEO: Chief Keef "TEC" (video)
  2. Blood Orange / TOPS - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON, July 30CONCERT REVIEWS: Blood Orange / TOPS Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON, July 30
  3. Stars Announce 'No One Is Lost'NEWS: Stars Announce 'No One Is Lost'

Latest Issue: Jul 14 Issue