Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra

One of my favorite performing ensembles of all time does just that. Based in my town of Philadelphia.  The Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra features four distinct but inspiringly complimentary “batteries” of drummers – West African djembes, Brazilian samba drums, Indian tabla and Cuban bata. Their compositions deftly ebb and flow between giving each set a drummers the chance to show the strength of their style and connecting all the drummers in the powerful universal pulse. Spoken Hand has posted a few live performances on YouTube and they’re well worth your time. This is a good place to start.