May 11 Kattam and his Tam-Tams performs at St. Joseph CES Aurora for Grades 1-4 students!

The Aurora Cultural Centre is pleased to present Kattam and his Tam-Tams on Wednesday, May 11 at St. Joseph Aurora in the gymnasium. Following the performance, there will be a workshop for the grade 4 students!  This performance is offered at no charge as part of the Kaleidoscope in the Schools program.  This presentation will be done in French!

To the sound of the n’goni, balafon, djembe, naffar, derbouka and dhol, percussionist Kattam invites students to discover Africa, the Middle East and India through rhythm, song and dance! From African rap and desert dance to trance Sufi rhythm and Bollywood dance. Accompanied by his monkey, Takoum, Kattam engages his audience through participation, rhythm and captivating storytelling.

Kattam – who is part Québécois and part Moroccan – describes music as his passport to discover different cultures. Guided by his passion for percussion as well as for dance and theatre, the Montreal-based musician is constantly setting a course for new horizons that bring out the depth of the human experience.

He has studied with international percussion masters around the world, including the djembe and doum in Guinea, the derbouka in Morocco, and the dhol and tabla in India. He’s even perfected his pop percussion skills with Céline Dion’s percussionist Paul Picard. Nominated for a Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award, he has performed with the Cirque du Soleil and at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.