The Slyboots Drum Ensemble
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The Slyboots Drum Ensemble is one of the resident performing ensembles at the Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance, located in downtown Buffalo, NY. Under the direction of Slyboots School founder, Griffin Brady, this dynamic group of drummers and dancers deliver a powerful showcase of complex rhythms from around the world and infectious grooves that force your body to move. Comprised of the teachers and top students at Slyboots and often times joined by master musicians and performers from around the world, The Slyboots Drum Ensemble brings an experience that is unique and inspired.
The Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance is an international touring organization devoted to promoting positive social change through cultural arts education. Slyboots founder, Griffin Brady has recently returned from his 6th annual tour to colleges, schools and clubs across the country with the SAAKUMU Dance Troupe of Ghana, West Africa- a group founded by Brady's mentor, master musician Bernard Woma. (www.BernardWoma.com)
Together, SAAKUMU and Slyboots have traveled to hundreds of schools including: Berklee College of Music, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, SUNY Fredonia, University of Buffalo, Daemen College, Goddard College, Canisius College, SUNY Buffalo, Villa Maria College, University at Tennessee, NYU, Hamlin University, Gustavus Adolphus, Concordia College, Alfred University, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Adams State College, North Carolina University, Akron University, Babson College, Northern Michigan University, Texas Pan American University, Rochester Institute of Technology and many more.
Slyboots Head Quarters is located in Buffalo, NY and has proudly served the music, dance and art communities in WNY and CNY over the past decade, on the sly. First and foremost renowned for their unparalleled world music education, interactive community workshops and private instruction, The Slyboots School has been rapidly gaining a name in the Upstate New York Festival scene with their annual event, SLYFEST. This annually reoccurring event started as a 3 day camping extravaganza featuring live music, art installations, workshops, YOGA, swimming and even a Hot Air Balloon. Born out of the efforts of Brady's jazz fusion group, On the Sly in Fredonia, NY back in 2006-- the tradition has grown and evolved into one of the finest events that WNY has to offer. Slyfest 7 was held in September 2012 at the magical Griffis Sculpture Park in Ellicottville, NY. (www.GriffisPark.org)
For more information see: www.OnTheSly.org