Drummers from all nations, from Polynesia, Melanesia, Malaya, Africa,
The Bahamas, India, New Zealand and Australia, work together to mix
their styles and cultures to produce a stunning public performance at
the time of the Commonwealth Games in New Zealand.
This happens at Whaiora Marae where the musicians are welcomed in
the traditonal Maori tradition. For ten days we eat , live and get to
know them. We go behind the scenes as they workshop perfomances and
talk to the different nationals about the meaning of drumming in their
cultures and backstage as they prepare on the night of the performance.
The results of this fusion culminates in an amazing display of
musical culture to a wildy enthusiastic audience.