Tongue in Cheek? Snap, clap, step and holler – the 4th International Body Music Festival returns to Yerba Buena Center and other Bay Area Locations, San Francisco, from November 1 to 6.
The only festival of its kind anywhere, the International Body Music Festival (IBMF) presents more than 20 events featuring traditional and contemporary Body Music styles from the U.S., Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, Canary Islands, Greece, Canada and other popping, stomping, humming corners of the world.
Spanning six days, the festival will feature concerts, teacher trainings and workshops for adults and teens, body music open-mic, a family matinee and in-school assemblies.
The body resonates with sound and they often prove irresistible – from humming and clapping, stomping and stepping. Body music old and new will be presented by Oakland’s SlamDance, the Turkish ensemble KeKeÇa, African-American hip hop steppers from Las Vegas and the U.S. debuts of Kantu Korpu from Anthens, Greece and Cambuyón from the Canary Islands.
An IBMF commission from Balinese Kecak (keh-CHAK) group Çudamani will premier at the festival. Festival founder and producer Keith Terry is a body music pioneer; the festival is a project of Oakland-based Crosspulse and is produced in association with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
For more information on International Body Music Festival visit www.InternationalBodyMusicFestival.com or call 510-601-9797.
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