Girl Summit 2014, held in London at Walworth Academy, was a high profile conference organised by the UK Department for International Development and UNICEF, and it rightly attracted a worldwide media echo.
The day before the actual conference, the Pandemonium Drummers performed at the evening reception for delegates in the wonderful surroundings of Lancaster House.
At the conference itself, the Pandemonium Drummers provided a solemn soundtrack to a presentation of quotes from and photos of affected girls as a strong statement why this summit is necessary.
The Pandemonium Drummers also performed at lunchtime.
In addition to our usual plastic and metal bucket drums, some Pandemonium Drummers brought djembes and other percussion instruments for sequences of African-inspired drumming.
We are proud to support such an important event.
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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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