Windy City Rhythms Goes Global: Barbatuques, Jason Samuels Smith, and BAM!

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Photo: Jorge Rosemberg


Copresented by the Chicago Human Rhythm Project

Brazilian body percussionists Barbatuques create a visual and aural spectacle by combining Afro-Brazilian chants, stomping, shuffling, body drumming, and other vocal and movement techniques. Founded by musician Fernando Barba, this 14-person "body band" is joined in this double-bill performance by Jason Samuels Smith and Chicago Human Rhythm Project's performance ensemble BAM!, comprising Chicago's finest tap artists.

Running time: 90 minutes, with intermission