DRUM BATTLE 2021

The Make Music Day Drum Battle brought together drum and percussion groups of all ages from around the world, celebrating our rich cultural diversity.

How did it work?

  • Drum and percussion groups from across the world were invited to sign-up to take part.
  • After all participating groups registered, an online meeting took place to get to know each other and prepare for the MMD Drum Battle.
  • A series of online workshops / masterclasses took place, some organised by participants / experts in their field.
  • Each group then submitted a percussion / drum solo with its own ‘ritual’, for example including visuals, stunts and stick tricks where relevant. This could have been existing material or something produced just for this project.
  • The recordings were edited together and the MMD Drum Battle was premiered online on 21 June via the Global Broadcast.
  • This project involved 30 drum/percussion bands from the Netherlands, Brazil, Nigeria, India, Slovenia, Lithuania, United States, UK and Mexico.
  • Watch the drum battle below:

This project was managed by the Organisatie van Muziekverenigingen in Fryslân, Netherlands.

Photo: Phoebe Montague_Photography