world music percussion theatre

Claudio Spieler - percussion, voice
Johannes Bohun - percussion, body percussion, voice

World percussionist Claudio Spieler and drummer and body percussionist Johannes Bohun met each other for the first time in summer 2012. While teaching at the Austrian Percussion Camp, they discovered that the South Indian rhythm language “Konnakol” and body percussion were a great match as well as their sense of humor and passion for music. They shared the idea that rhythm is a universal language.

Without words but with tremendous joy, world percussionist Claudio Spieler and body percussionist Johannes Bohun (YoYo) tell the adventurous story of the "Groovetrotters". On their fantastic journey the two musical globe trotters not only get to know each other, but find out more about the versatile world of rhythm. As travel mates they pass through different stages of friendship: being strangers at first, starting to feel sympathy, challenging each other, listening in silence, wildly having fun, expressing sadness and joy. Embedding all their feelings in a universe of sound, the Groovetrotters create an educational, entertaining, interactive and humorous percussion concert for a young audience.

Takadimi Takadimi
Boom Boom Clack ...

Coming from different backgrounds, Claudio and YoYo both add their own rhythmical "spices" to the music and build a bridge from traditional South Indian rhythms to the urban grooves of New York's subway stations. Their powerful playing and cheerful conversations through body music are captivating and contagious. During their performance, they invite their young listeners to join them in stomping, clapping, singing and dancing along. The audience will experience and enjoy music actively.

Bambarakiti kitibambara …

Enjoy the rhythmical delights freshly served by the Groovetrotters!