PercuFest International Percussion festival in Valencia Spain June 2010

The following text is from Hilari Mari, the director of the PercuFest International Percussion Festival.

Dearests all friends,

A huge pleasure to announce and confirm the last concert at BaKetes International Percussion Festival 5th. Edition with the Conservatorio Superior de Música “Oscar Esplá” of Alicante, Spain Alumni Percussion Group under artistic director professor Joan Soriano. This will be the first time that the Festival welcomes very high level students to perform. This is to certify our best commitment with the future of the percussion art in Spain by promoting and motivating the percussion students who will become the next generation of spanish professional performers.

Also will take place the 2nd. BaKetes NP Drums Snare Drum Competition with a very special jury: the greatest orchestral percussionists Josep Furió & Francisco Inglés. Also to express our wish to share this percussion events with all of you that maybe are around Benetússer at this time and of course to welcome you to enjoy this fantastic concert. To promote the event, all will be FREE. We expect you!


12 Junio 2010
June 12th. 2010

17:30 h.
Concurso Nacional de Caja BaKetes NP Drums – Remo Spain, Benetússer – Valencia – Spain
BaKetes NP Drums – Remo Spain Snare Drum Competition, Benetússer – Valencia – Spain

20 h. Concert

Grupo del Aula de Percusión del Conservatorio Superior de Música “Óscar Esplá” de Alicante, Spain


I Parte

Humet, Ramón (1968)……………………………………………..…………Mantra II (2002)

Erkoreka, Gabriel (1969)…………………………………………………………Fauve (2003)

Giner, Bruno (1960)………………………………………..……….Images de Peaux (1996)
Solista: Joan Soriano

II Parte

Humet, Ramón (1968)…………………………..……………………….…….Nkunga (2000)

Taïra, Yoshihisa (1937-2005)……………………………..………….…Hierophonie (1974)

Intérpretes del concierto: Conrado Moya Sánchez, David Nadal Bonet, Héctor Castelló Sánchez, Jorge Pons Gil, Lluís Martínez Esbrí, Ramón Llopis Ferrer y Sergio Juan Gironés.

Director: Joan Soriano Morales

Todo ello en:
All will be in:

Centre Cultural “El Molí”
C/. del Molí, 30
46910 Benetússer, València, España
+ INFO.-

Moltíssimes gràcies!!
¡Muchísimas gracias!
Thanks a lot
All the best!
Hilari Marí
Director, PercuFest IX FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE PERCUSIÓN, La Font de la Figuera – Valencia – España
Artistic director, PercuFest 9th. INTERNATIONAL PERCUSSION FESTIVAL, La Font de la Figuera – Valencia – Spain
Asesor artístico, BaKetes V Festival Internacional de Percusión, Benetússer – Valencia – España
Artistic advisor, BaKetes 5th. International Percussion Festival, Benetússer – Valencia – Spain
Director Artístico, Concurso Nacional de Caja BaKetes NP Drums – Remo Spain, Benetússer – Valencia – Spain
Artistic Director, BaKetes NP Drums – Remo Spain Snare Drum Competition, Benetússer – Valencia – Spain

12 thoughts on “PercuFest International Percussion festival in Valencia Spain June 2010

  1. hi,

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  2. Felicidades tocas muy bien la marimba, es un gusto saber que a la gente le gusta escuchar lo bello de las notas que emite este instrumento cada vez que tiene contacto con las baquetas, en manos de su ejecutor.

  3. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing this to you in the hope to have an opportunity to perform for the Int’l Perc Fest in Spain for 2011. I am able to get funding for my flight tickets,hotel accommodation by my arts government which are the Singapore International Foundation and National Arts Council to travel to any country so there will be TOTALLY NO COSTincurred on your side.

    Please allow me to give you my brief profile….

    I am a professional drummer,clinician,lecturer and music educator from Singapore. I am also a proud international level endorser of some of the World’s most reputable drum products such as Sabian Cymbals (US),Canopus Drums (Japan), Kelly Shu Mics (US), Axis Pedals(US) and Hart Dynamics (US). I am currently the only SE-Asian drummer to have the honour of endorsing for the World’s No.1 Drumstick company called Vic Firth in the US.

    Onward and Upward
    Kenny Hogan
    Leading Drum Clinician (SE-Asia)
    Singapore Drumming Ambassador
    Music Educator,Performing Artiste
    Member: Professional Drum Teachers Guild Of America,
    Vic Firth Teacher Integral Program (US)
    & Hudson Private Teacher (US)

  4. Hi Mr Sass,

    I would love to do a drumset and marimba collaboration with you.

    Would you be able to kindly email or skype me? My skypename is ‘kennyhogan’

    Thanks My Musical friend:-)

    Kenny Hogan

  5. Hi Mr. Sass…wondering if you can help me the connection to the 2011 Percufest in Spain. I represent Pete Lockett, one of the world’s premier multi-percussionists. He is interested in performing at the festival, but I am not sure who to contact. Here is some info on Pete Lockett:

    Pete is nominated this year as best percussionist for Modern Drummer, and voted runner up best percussionist 2009 in Modern Drummer USA,#1. BEST LIVE PERCUSSIONIST 2005 in a readers poll of Rhythm magazine & best live percussionist 2005 on international drum site, His website was also voted in the top ten worldwide drum & percussion websites 2005 at Pete’s Album, Taiko to Tabla with Joji Hirota was included in top 55 rhythm albums of all time in Songlines magazine, August 2006

    Award winning musician Pete Lockett is one of the most versatile and prolific percussionists in the World. His percussive skills range from traditional Carnatic and Hindustani music of North and South India to traditional Japanese taiko drumming; from blues, funk and rock to classical, folk and ethnic. Having worked in virtually every field of music conceivable both live and in the studio, his boundless talents have earned him a reputation as one of the most wanted percussionists in the world.

    Renowned for his remarkable ability to bring traditional instruments out of their original cultural setting, he has recorded and/or performed with Bjork, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Bill Bruford, Jeff Beck, David Torn, Vikku Vinayakram, Selva Ganesh, Ustad Zakir Hussain, The Verve, Steve Smith, Chris Potter, John Spencer Blues Explosion, David Holmes, Ganesh Kumaresh, Michael Nyman, Pandit Sharda Sahai, Natacha Atlas, Texas, Trans-Global Underground, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Phil Manzanera, Bedlam, Edwyn Collins, Jon Hassell, Damien Rice, Trevor Jackson, Craig Armstrong, John Bergamo, Bernard Butler, David Mcalmont, Metro Voices, London Sinfonietta, Natasha / Daniel Bedingfield, Euphoria, Catherine Bott, Playgroup, Taufiq Quereshi, U Shrinivas, Rajesh Mandolin, Suga Babes, Hughes De Courson, Ronan Keating, Nitin Sawhney, Evan Dando, Adrian Sherwood, On-U-Sound, Kula Shaker, Afro Celt Sound System, Vanessa-Mae, David Arnold, Evelyn Glennie, Errol Brown, Rory Gallagher, Gary Husband, Pet Shop Boys, Beth Orton, Martina Topley Bird, Shankar Mahedevan, Little Axe, Dino Merlin, Doug Wimbish, Ronu Majumdar, Hari Haran, Amy Winehouse, Mel C, The Players, Junior Delgado, The Aloof, David Toop, Lowell Fulson, Joji Hirota, Skip Macdonald, A R Rahman, Archive, Luke Vibert, Eumir Deodato, Andy Gangadeen, Steve White, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC concert orchestra, Youth of Killing Joke, Catriona MacDonald, Reshma, Aziz Ibrahim (Stone Roses/Simply Red) DJ Judge Jules, French band INTIK, Sinead O’Conner, Elefantes, Andy Wright, Paul Heard/Mike Pickering (M People), Hands Ensemble, Antonio Forcione and more!

    He has also worked extensively in the film industry and arranged and recorded all the ethnic percussion for the most recent bond 007 film. He was also featured soloist on on the three previous Bond movies, as well as the City of Angels, Moulin Rouge, The Insider, Plunkett and Maclean, and the Guy Ritchie movie Snatch. He has also worked in Bollywood on films with Bickram Ghosh and Kollywood with AR Rahman, most recently on the blockbuster SIVAJI, (Rajini Kanth) He has also taught and lectured in Britain and the USA including at The Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music in London, and continues to run workshops and lecture all over Europe. He continues to contribute technique articles for drum magazines internationally, inc Modern Drummer and Rhythm magazines and his web site, has become increasingly popular for the hundreds of free video and audio percussion lessons. His book ‘Indian rhythms for drumset’ will be released early next year with American publisher, Hudson music.

    Pete has two percussive groups which are regularly touring; Network of Sparks and Taiko to Tabla. The two groups currently have four albums on release. Network of Sparks featuring Bill Bruford was released on MELT2000 in October 1999 coinciding with a Contemporary Music Network tour of England that was supported by the Arts Council of England. The second album, featuring musicians from Pakistan, Ghana and Japan was released on ARC in 2003. The result of this Network of Sparks is an eclectic mix of percussion from all over the world. One is a dynamic journey through the diverse and expansive world of percussion, juxtaposing instruments and sounds that are not tradition-specific and weaving through both ambient and tempestuous textures. The sparks ignite by fusing the ethereal echoes of the east with the powerful full thrust grooves of Africa and the thunderous rhythms of Japan. There are two Taiko to Tabla albums with Joji Hirota, Live at the Bruges Festival on Zoku-EMI label and a studio album also on ARC. Both projects have performed to packed houses all over the world including the Edinburgh Festival, Bruges Festival, Rhythm Sticks- London, Drumusique Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Glasgow One World Festival, Pontardawe Festival, Belfast Festival, Guildford Festival, Sufi-Soul Festival, Lahore Pakistan and the Newbury Festival. The Taiko to Tabla show was also broadcast live on the internet from the Edinburgh Festival.

    Regards from California,


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