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  1. The Costal Jazz & Blues society commissioned Bill Wallace of SWARM to create an hour-long show for the Vancouver International Jazz festival. This show was to incorporate international drummers, local musicians and neighborhood youth.

    This piece combines the drumming styles of Uzume Taiko & SWARM

    Composed & choreographed by Bill Wallace & Bonnie Soon. Featuring Kunaka Marimba

    Video filmed by Paul Trudel. Editing by Bill

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  2. The Costal Jazz & Blues society commissioned Bill Wallace of SWARM to create an hour-long show for the Vancouver International Jazz festival. This show was to incorporate international drummers, local musicians and neighborhood youth.

    Based on “Peacock Dance” composed by Hari Pal. This version collaboratively composed by Bill Wallace and Hari Pal.

    Video filmed by Paul Trudel. Editing by Bill

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  3. The Costal Jazz & Blues society commissioned Bill Wallace of SWARM to create an hour-long show for the Vancouver International Jazz festival. This show was to incorporate international drummers, local musicians and neighborhood youth.

    Collaboratively composed by Bill Wallace of SWARM, Hari Pal, Amsterdam percussionist Han Bennink, Fana Soro of Masaba Culture Company, Bonnie Soon of Uzume Taiko & Kunaka Marimba.

    Video filmed by Paul Trudel. Editing by Bill

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  4. The Costal Jazz & Blues society commissioned Bill Wallace of SWARM to create an hour-long show for the Vancouver International Jazz festival. This show was to incorporate international drummers, local musicians and neighborhood youth.

    Collaboratively composed by Bill Wallace of SWARM, Hari Pal on Tabla, Amsterdam percussionist Han Bennink, Fana Soro of Masaba Culture Company, Bonnie Soon of Uzume Taiko & Kunaka Marimba.

    Video filmed by Paul Trudel. Editing by Bill

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  5. Local youth went through a series of workshops to learn the basics of SWARM’s moving drum piece “Kong”. Han Bennink improvises on drum kit.

    Choreographed by Bill Wallace. Collaboratively composed by Bill Wallace & Han Bennink. Featuring Bonnie Soon & Kunaka Marimba

    Video filmed by Paul Trudel. Editing by Bill

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The Costal Jazz & Blues society commissioned Bill Wallace of SWARM to create an hour-long show for the Vancouver International Jazz festival. Based on the movement and invented instrument concepts of SWARM, this show was to incorporate international drummers,


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The Costal Jazz & Blues society commissioned Bill Wallace of SWARM to create an hour-long show for the Vancouver International Jazz festival. Based on the movement and invented instrument concepts of SWARM, this show was to incorporate international drummers, local musicians and neighborhood youth. The concept was to involve everyone equally with different drummers leading different sections and everyone helping in the compositional process. Percussionists involved were Bonnie Soon of Uzume Taiko, Fana Soro of Masaba Culture Company, Hari Pal on Tabla, Amsterdam percussionist Han Bennink, Kunaka a Vancouver Marimba Youth Band, Curtis Mathewson as stage manager and students from Elsie Roy School.

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