Twin Cities Heavy Hitters - Extreme Percussion: Savage Aural Hotbed with Batucada do Norte & Barinya

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 7:00pm

Take the driving intensity of Japanese Taiko drumming. Add the rhythmic precision of drum and bugle music. Then place it in a post-industrial setting, and you have Savage Aural Hotbed. The Minneapolis quartet has made a name for itself by banging out a wall of sound with such found objects as barrels, pipes and power tools. Savage Aural Hotbed turns 21 this year, and to celebrate, the band is holding a heavy hitting party at The Cedar!

The performance will include some of their new compositions, made possible by a grant from the Jerome Foundation, and some old favorites as well.

They'll be joined by Barinya, a West African drumming group based in Minneapolis, and Batucada do Norte, a community group founded by brothers Tim and Pat O’Keefe, and dedicated to studying and performing the many street drumming styles found in Brazil during Carnival.

Tickets are on sale now from the Cedar Ticketline (612-338-2674 ext 2), Cedar outlets, and online at Ticketweb.


Savage Aural Hotbed
Savage Aural Hotbed creates their compelling sound using conventional and "found object" percussion instruments, bass guitar, electronically modified horns and vocals, and power tools. With up to four people drumming, they provide visual, as well as aural...

Major Funders

The McKnight FoundationTarget

Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota