The Diplomats of Drum are a band from Malaysia that comprises of each ethnic race in the country and fuses Malaysian melodies and rhythms with global beats and melodies, creating a unique brand of global Fusion. The global beats that they have pioneered have influenced many movements where they have played and they are highly regarded as the most exciting and promising youthful, ethnic-flavored percussion ensemble.
Malaysian music ambassadors at two performances within the Chicago World Music Festival(FREE), workshops & classroom visits – plus a FREE drumming jam for all ages at Old Town School of Folk music and various other venues.
Wed. September 17, 8:00 PM · Maurer Hall
Diplomats of Drum with Masters of Hawaiian Music/World Music Festival Chicago 2014
Thu. September 18, 3:00 PM · 1209 W. 63rd Street
Diplomats of Drum at Corner Store Cyphers: West Englewood
Musc. Dance. Conversation. Art Making. Activism. Smiles. Connections. CommUNITY.
Fri. September 19, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Drumming Jam with Diplomats of Drum » Drumming jam for ALL!
Fri. September 19, 6:00 PM – 7:20 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Global Drum Workshop » Unique drumming workshop with the Diplomats of Drum ensemble from Malaysia!
Mon. September 22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Malaysian Dance Workshop » Join visiting global artists for this unique workshop on dances from Malaysia!
Tue. September 23, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Malaysian Folk Songs/Dikir Barat » Clap and sing! Learn Malaysia’s most popular folk songs with visiting artists Diplomats of Drum.