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"....Different Drum is not your run-of-the-mill jazz ensemble. There is something almost primitive in these works calling forth that being inside us that wants to leap and dance. The many subtle and not so subtle rhythms that the group incorporates adds a magnetic, hypnotic sirensong that invites the listener into the music."                              


                     - Alan R Hall,  Chapel Hill News                                                                         

Different Drum is available for:

  • Event performances

  • Festivals

  • Multi cultural school concerts and residencies

  • Percussion workshops/classes

  • Music and stories from Africa & The Americas

Led by multi instrumentalist, world traveler and music educator Alex Weiss, Different Drum bridges the sounds of Africa and the Americas. Since 1992 this versatile ensemble has been performing at events, festivals and schools throughout the Carolina’s and beyond. In 2015 they performed at Fiesta del Fuego the Annual week long international Festival in Santiago, Cuba. 

Soulful samba’s, majestic Andean melodies, Light & Lively calypso’s,  and South African Township are some of the sounds Different Drum weaves into performances.