A unique fusion of world music traditions featuring an
awesome array of drums, cymbals, gongs, bells and customised sound effects, merged into a
compelling and rhythmically dynamic soundscape. Gripping and powerful taiko rhythms blend with the intricate
finger rhythms of the Indian tabla and Arabic framedrums. The warm tones of the Shakuhachi
(Japanese bamboo flute), and Japanese folk singing are supported by the driving grooves of
the African djembe, Cuban bongos and mesmerising phonetic rhythms from South India.
The show has over 40 drums on stage, and features two of the
most versatile multi-instrumentalists in the UK. Pete has worked with Björk,
Peter Gabriel, Jeff Beck, Zakir Hussain, Kula Shaker, Vanessa-Mae, Rory Gallagher, Bill Bruford and Beth Orton amongst
many others, and can count the two recent James Bond movies amongst his film credits. He
has an album out on the MELT 2000 label which coincided with his Contemporary Music
Network Arts Council UK tour in Autumn 1999. Joji has worked with Bill
Evans, Jah Wobble, and spent some years as musical
director of the Lindsay Kemp dance company. He has recently
released a new album The Gate on Real World records.
Pete and Joji have two top selling world percussion albums on