In Photos: Boomshaka brings the beat back for its 20th anniversary
  • Andreas Mohring grooves to the sound of spoons on a washboard during a percussion-only act. Boomshaka’s 20th anniversary show will run May 4 through 6 in Shanley Pavilion.
  • Ethan Saltzberg, Emily Coffee and Jalil Khoury use brooms as an unconventional way of producing a beat. The drummers use various creative methods of percussion throughout the show.
  • The drummers of Boomshaka take their turn at dancing during "Back to Zero." The show features a range of acts showcasing both the drumming and dancing expertise of Boomshaka’s members.
  • A synchronized stool tilt demonstrates the control and skill of Boomshaka’s percussionists.
  • Cailyn Johnson, Rachel Traisman and Allegra Kawles await their cue to dance. Colorful costumes and lights add to the excitement as Boomshaka’s dancers show off their moves in "Back to Zero."

This weekend Boomshaka will present its 20th annual spring show, "Back to Zero." The show, which will take place in Shanley Pavilion, showcases the diverse talents of Boomshaka’s members through a wide range of rhythm-heavy acts. High-energy dance and drumming is broken up with comedic breaks, including a skit in which the group’s percussionists liken themselves to Snow White and the seven dwarves.

"Back to Zero" will open Thursday at 8 p.m. and will run on Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Students can purchase tickets in advance for $5 or at the door for $7. General admission is $10. Friday nights shows will be free of charge for all.


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