Story of Drumdala
Drumdala is an audio-visual performance group specializing in a fusion of tribal, modern dance, cinematic, and meditative styles. It is based around a unique instrument designed by Richard Sherwood called The Drumdala- mandala of drums. This instrument is a blend of acoustic and tonal electronic drums which can loop and layer a vast array of powerful and beautiful sounds.
The design inspiration for the instrument comes from the Taiko drumming tradition, early electronic drummers, DJ culture, and visionary instrument inventor William Close. Richard has performed around the world with Mr. Close's Earthharp Collective for the past 15 years. The drumdala is an evolution of Mr. Close's drumcloud with the latest electronic looping technology.
Richard's playing style comes from many places including African, Indian, Japanese, and Middle Eastern drumming traditions, modern dance music, and good old rock 'n' roll.
The Dolby Theater / The Kimmel Center / Royce Hall / The Shanghai Grand Theater / The Van Wezel Performance Center / The Broward Center / The Alys Stevens Performing Arts Center / Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center / Tampa Bay and Mesa Performing Arts Center / Many more...
Singapore Night Festival / Shanghai International Arts Festival / Bumbershoot Seattle / The Coliseum in Rome for Notte Biance / White Nites Miami / Coachella / Lightning in a Bottle / Macau International Arts Festival / Lollapalooza / Main Street Arts Festival
Corporate Clients/Private Events:
Opening of Aria Las Vegas / MGM Grand Special Events /Samsung / Microsoft / Google / Toyota / The World Financial Center, Singapore / The Versace Mansion / Heineken / Burburry/ Many more...
Los Angeles, CA