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NexusFrom Canada

"...the high priests of the percussion world" The New York Times

After three decades of continuous collaboration, the five master percussionists of Nexus are internationally revered, not just for their virtuosity both as individual and group performers, and their innovation and creativity, but for their ability to beat extraordinary music out of just about anything. Swiss cowbells. Chinese drums. Tibetan prayer bowls. Middle Eastern finger drums. Southeast Asian water buffalo bells. They create a staggering array of sounds and tones out of the broadest array of percussion instruments imaginable. With a repertoire ranging from military marches to the novelty ragtimes of the 1920s, from the haunting rhythms of Africa to the ground-breaking compositions of Japanese master Toru Takemitsu, Nexus delivers a stunningly virtuosic spectacle of sound, rhythm and movement.

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Presented with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Date: 16 March
Time: 9:15pm
Date: 17 March
Time: 5:00pm
Date: 18 March
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Soundshell

Date: 19 March
Time: 7:30pm as part of World Percussion Spectacular
Location: Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Image: Photo by Richard Bowdith
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