The Samba Blisstas drumming troupe come to town this weekend.
The Samba Blisstas drumming troupe come to town this weekend. David Young

Latin beat drums up festival fun

SAMBA Blisstas drumming troupe has been announced as a feature act of the 2013 Peace Festival's "One World One Day" event in Queens Park this Sunday.

Organiser Ruth Power said the group would bring a unique blend of world music rhythms inspired by Brazilian samba street percussion to this year's event.

"We have been fortunate to receive funding from the Regional Arts Development Fund to bring Samba Blisstas to the festival," she said.

"Along with performing, the troupe will run a workshop on Sunday afternoon and lead the Harmony Walk at the festival's conclusion."

All levels of experience are welcome at the drumming workshop but participants must be aged 18 or over.

The cost for the workshop is $20 and participants can BYO drum or a variety of drums will be provided.

"One World One Day is a not-for-profit community event aimed at building a culture of peace in our community - a welcoming, vibrant, safe and accepting home to many," Ms Power said.

"There will be plenty of action around the soccer fields, including markets, food, art and craft stalls, a children's tent and outdoor games, and a multicultural football carnival with skilled visiting teams such as the Zimbabwean community team.

"There will also be circus skills workshops and performances and a music program comprised of local and visiting performers."

Beating out the final peace message for One World One Day's Harmony Walk will be the Samba Blisstas drummers and their students, accompanied by a procession of lanterns.



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