That beats everything

For many parents, trying to get children to do their music practice requires a tricky combination of encouragement, cajoling and incentive. But point them towards the drums and no second reminder is needed.

Sunday, 15 July, 2012, 12:00am

The Music

Tom Lee Music Carnival Percussionist James Kwan (left), an expert on the West African djembe drum; acoustic group Bahouki (winners of the 2004 Tom Lee SoundBase Festival contest); and local bands Ember, Sexy Hammer, Bluemoon, Ro-scene, LCM and Spectial Android perform. Today, 2pm, Piazza Area, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: 2737 7655

30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Beats for the better

I ENROLLED IN drumming lessons almost by accident, and certainly not due to any musical talent. It began with the unlikely acquisition of a Laotian drum, and a more stressful job.

'A drum - the perfect antidote to stress,' a friend said when she saw my drum, an impulse buy on the way to Luang Prabang Airport.

31 May 2004 - 12:00am

Live Music

If you're already running scared from that distant sound of approaching 'thunder', watch out - Hong Kong is rocking to a new beat. Having wowed the crowd at this year's Rugby Sevens and converted a few of the leaden-footed stadium faithful to twinkle-toed boppers, Djembe Massive are bashing out a different vibe to that usually found on the local live scene.

13 Apr 2001 - 12:00am