Intercultural Music Initiative Presents
Tambuco Percussion Ensemble of Mexico
Four Time Grammy-Nominated Percussion Ensemble
November 10, 2019, 3:00 PM
First Congregational Church of Webster Groves
This free concert comes to our sanctuary and invites the community at large! Of course donations will be welcome. This concert is offered in partnership with the Intercultural Music Initiative (africarts.org and imusici.org).
With 20 years of international concerts and the recording of an original repertoire, Tambuco Percussion Ensemble has celebrated an acclaimed career, establishing itself among the finest percussion quartets today. Audiences throughout the world have enjoyed the musicianship of Tambuco in programs devoted exclusively to show a vast universe of percussion music.
Four time GRAMMY Nominees including Best Classical Album, Tambuco, was founded in 1993 by four distinguished Mexican musicians and is ranked among the finest and most innovative in the world. These four musicians refuse to be tied down to one style, with a repertoire ranging from structuralist percussion music to a wide range of ethnic drum music and avante garde sound interpretation. The one constant is their desire for perfection and unique, virtuoso performance.
The musicians of “Tambuco” use all conceivable and inconceivable means to realize their musical ideas. Tambuco has been awarded with many distinctions and prizes from cultural organizations in Mexico and abroad. Tambuco has offered concerts in five continents. They have performed in the USA (Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center), Tokyo (Ino Hall), London (Barbican Centre), Paris and Montpellier (Festival de Radio France), Germany (Berliner Festspiele), Australia (Quennsland Music Festival) plus concerts in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia Cuba, Colombia, Brasil, Uruguay, Argentina and Canada, as well as practically all of Mexico’s concert halls.