BODY MUSIC: The Oldest Music on the Planet

Colloquium | October 18 | 5 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Body Music, also known as Body Percussion and Body Drumming, is the oldest music on the planet. Before people were hollowing logs and slapping rocks, they were using their bodies to stomp, clap, sing, snap and grunt their musical ideas. There are many traditional Body Musics in the world, from African-American Hambone and Flamenco Palmas to Sumatran Saman and Ethiopian Armpit music. Join our panelists, performers from International Body Music Festival’s MiniFest, taking place in the Bay Area October 18-20, as they demonstrate and discuss their artform.

Presented by the Department of Music in conjunction with the International Body Music Festival, (

free and open to the public

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