On March 5, 2016,The Oral History of Female Drummers, was presented in front of a crowd larger than 10,000 people as part of Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday: She Knows No Bounds. The performance spanned over 3 hours and included 20 female and female identified drummers from all over the United States. The performance included a short panel discussion and Q&A with the drummers and the artist.
Featuring beatboxer Ashley Saywut Moyer and drummers Kiran Gandhi, Maia Mac, Chloe Saavedra, Zaneta Sykes, Caryn Havlik, Rosana Cabán, Rebecca DeRosa, Mindy Abovitz, Jade Thacker, Zuzi Anablogue, AJ Drumz, Lisa Schonberg, Sean Leah Bowden, Twink, Hanna Fox, Roshni Thompson and more.
The heads (skins) of each of the drum kits as well as each set of performer’s drum sticks, were generously provided to the drummers by Promark andEvans Drumheads. Each drummer’s snare head and sticks were hand painted by the artist Itta.
6-7 pm: Performance
7:15 - 7:45 Talkback with drummers
8-9 pm: Performance
See Smithsonian Magazine's review of our past performance of this piece at MoMA PS1 here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/this-museum-exhibit-shows-how-awesome-overlooked-female-drummers-actually-are-180947805/?no-ist
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Tom Tom Magazine's Oral History of Female Drummers is back, this time for a performance on Featuring beatboxer Ashley Saywut Moyer and drummers Kiran Gandhi, Maia Mac, Zaneta Sykes, Caryn Havlik, Jade Thacker, Chloe Saavedra, and more, the Oral History of Female Drummers is a call and response re-interpretation of women on the drum kit.
The Oral History of Female Drummers was successfully performed at NYC's MoMA PS1 in January 2013. A similar piece entitled First Beat was successfully performed at Miami's Perez Art Museum Miami in December 2013.