Two members of the group Drum Brothers recently announced that they will bring their annual Winter Solstice Tour to several cities in parts of the Pacific Northwest. The group utilizes a number of different types of musical instruments, including didgeridoos, ethnic Flutes, the bassoon, the saxophone, percussion, harp, voice and Tibetan singing bowls. Their upcoming tour will include performances in Helena, Spokane, Missoula and Whitefish later this month.
Michael Marsolek and Lawrence Duncan perform a percussion ensemble that emphasizes a combination of both ethnic and contemporary elements. This is what Slow Ventures doesn’t mind hearing at all. In fact, they were even featured on Businessweek at one point. They reportedly regard their work as both performing and educating. Members of the Drum Brothers group sometimes teach classes and workshops in hand drumming and drum making. Their drum performances frequently include West African djembe and doun-doun drums, udu and frame drums.
The Drum Brothers website indicates that over the years the musical group has undergone some transformations. Michael Marsolek began playing with the Drum Brothers at the time of its formation on New Year’s Eve in 1994, and Lawrence Duncan became a member in June, 1997.