Initially BAM Percussion was to be a group of serious percussionists striving to make their mark. But everything changed on the day we decided to use industrial blue barrels as drums.
Those barrels inspired us. They made us feel like children again. First we turned them into drums, only to realize afterwards that this was just the beginning of many possibilities. We discovered that the barrels could be much more than drums as we had first conceived them. The fun was just starting.
During our four months of research and creation, our childhood imaginations returned. WOW! Of course, a child can play for hours with a simple cardboard box, using his or her limitless imagination to trans-form it into various objects—a house, a car, an airplane, and so on.
Well, that’s exactly what we did with our blue barrels. And long live the explosion of collective creativity!
Our first real discovery was how to turn a barrel into a horse, and this was what led us in the direction of a combination of comedy and percussion. Humour and percussion…. Hmm. Why not?
In short, that was what gave birth to BAM and its electrifying «eXplosion» show.
The BAM team,
Denis Richard jr
May 5-7, 2017 Raffles City, Beijing