With a giant inflatable Stone Henge bouncy castle as backdrop, a drumming stand-off started, when the Drum Works group approached from the south area of the park.
We started to synchronise our rhythms and welcomed Drum Works in our middle, flanking them on both sides, and suddenly started a joint performance of under the leadership of Drum Works.
The result was a spectacular and powerful drumming performance that was well received by public and performers alike.
A fantastically fun way to celebrate 'our' anniversary and to demonstrate that we are not a one-trick pony.
Massive thanks to Drum Works for partnering up with us and teaching us new grooves and movements!
Photos by Vilma Laryea
The Pandemonium Drummers were originally put together by London 2012 Ceremonies for the Pandemonium segment of Danny Boyle's spectacular Olympic Opening Ceremony. Following the Ceremony, the volunteer drummers kept on performing at a variety of events.
Based on their extensive training, they performed at other Opening Ceremonies, including the UEFA Champions League Final 2013, the FA Cup Final 2014, and the Heineken Cup Final 2014, and at a variety of large and small festivals as well as sports and community events. The Pandemonium Drummers are a returning act in London's major parades, including the London New Years' Day Parade, St Patrick's Day Parade, and the Lord Mayor's Show, and they coined Cheer Drumming, supporting runners at major sports events across the capital and beyond. The Pandemonium Drummers have supported the Special Olympics, the Teenage Cancer Trust, and a wide range of other charities.
The Pandemonium Drummers are a constituted association with charitable aims, and are working on a non-profit basis as volunteers.
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