Family, Music, Special Event Northern Territory



We’re closing the 2019 Festival with a special community event. Feel the beat of the drums as we create music out of devastation – in much the same way as our Festival originally grew out of the destruction of Cyclone Tracy.

Drumming Up the Storm is a mass log drumming spectacular starring 40 drummers performing on 40 log drums. Performers of all ages and levels of experience from across Darwin will be led by master log drummer Airileke Ingram in a pulsing chorus. Their instruments have been crafted out of the iconic African mahogany trees planted post-Cyclone Tracy and damaged by Cyclone Marcus in March 2018 in a series of workshops led by renowned drum maker Lungol Popeu.

Don’t miss this thumping celebration of community spirit, cultural collaboration and resilience – and of course great beats!

  • Photo Carlo One Rebel Creative
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