Percussion Workshop with Recycled Trash with Simantra Percussion Group

A performative workshop that resorts to the use of everyday utensils and aims to make young people aware of the use of household waste. It also aims to awaken the participants' creative side, converting the various materials used into musical instruments. The sound experimentation involves working in a large percussion ensemble, through the exploration of various Afro-Latin rhythms.

Simantra Percussion Group

The Simantra Percussion Group was born out of the need to organize a group of studies and interpretive practices aimed at performing written music for percussion in the 20th and 21st centuries. Functioning as an artistic laboratory, it also aims at the interaction of different artistic expressions with contemporary music. Its mission is to enhance and perform the Portuguese and foreign percussive repertoire, performing premieres, first auditions and commissioning works. Over these 11 years of activity, the group had the opportunity to play in several national and international festivals, such as Guimarães 2012 - European Capital of Culture, Spring Festival, Autumn Festivals, Cistermusica, Musicalvão, Tomarimbando, Patagonia International Percussion Festival (ARG), Villahermosa International Festival of Marimbistas and Percussionists (MEX) or IPEW 19 (CRO). He accompanied several international soloists such as Kuniko Kato (JAP), Katarzyna Mycka (POL), Ching Chen Lin (TWA), Ludwig Albert (BEL) or Mark Ford (USA). Premiered and commissioned works by Evgueni Zoudilkine, Hugo Correia, Carlos Alberto Augusto, Nuno Leal or Jorge Salgueiro. Internationally awarded, the group won first place at CIMCA 2011 - superior category.

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