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Woodstock’s Biennial Drum Boogie Festival

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The Drum Boogie Festival comes to Woodstock only once every two years. The free, one-day, multi-cultural music festival presents world-class talent like jazz drummer Jack DeJonnette and grammy winner Steve Gorn to celebrate the world’s diversity of percussion styles. Catch it next this Saturday, September 9th.

Started in 2011 as a biennial event, the Drum Boogie Festival hopes listeners will develop an interest and understanding in percussive music and its rhythms from around the world. This year’s lineup includes the North/South Indian Music Project and the Northeast Ghana All Stars, alongside the NYU steel drum band, the American beatbox collective, The Beatbox House, and the New York six-piece Jamaican pop-inspired reggae band, The Big Takeover. All performances highlight percussion instruments and percussion performers, sometimes including other instrumentalists, dancers and singers. As the festival website states, “Percussion music is the most common form of instrumental music around the world and yet is still not known in its entirety in many parts of the globe. There is more diversity in world percussion than any other instrument and the Drum Boogie Festival reflects that diversity.”
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There will be food trucks, like Yum Yum Noodle Bar, Reggae Boy Cafe, and Nancy's Artisanal Creamery for homemade ice cream. With Woodstock's famous music and arts colony and the Catskill mountains as its backdrop, plus dancing, the Hoop Artisan, and family fun activities like face painting and Tipsy Turtle Henna tattooing, the Drum Boogie Festival is possibly the perfect end-of-summer event.

The Drum Boogie Festival at Andy Lee Field off Rock City Road in Woodstock: Saturday, September 9th; 11a-8p; free! Visit their website and Facebook for more.
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