Banquet of Dreams in Blackheath

Joyful, high-energy, funky percussion and dance will come to Blackheath Community Hall on Saturday, December 9.

Feel the beat: Music and rhythm will be in abundance at Blackheath on Saturday.

Feel the beat: Music and rhythm will be in abundance at Blackheath on Saturday.

Percussion and dance group Hands, Heart and Feet are teaming up with Music Hunter again to present an end of year celebration. There will also be drumming, dancing, music, food and markets.

Other performers include the trio Circle of Rhythm, who have invited local electric bass player Charlotte Sagewood as a guest to step into their circle. Expect a powerhouse of razor-sharp, precision beats and drumming of the highest order, delivered in a sometimes humorous and relaxed Australian approach. 

Epizo Bangoura is one of Africa’s leading percussionists. A former member of the Ensemble koteba, he immortalises his culture through his songs, music, dance and legend. Supporting him will be his brother, ​Sydney-based Sibo Bangoura, who will also be performing with his local students.

Then there’s Veronica Gillmer’s flamenco group, with their Bulerias, a light-hearted dance with a strong rhythm. Each dancer is able to display their own personal talents accompanied by “palmas” (hand-clapping) and “jaleos” (calls of encouragement) from the group. They will be accompanied by Blue Mountains percussionist Peter Kennard.

Doors open at 6pm for food and markets, and the show starts at 7pm.

Tickets via www.musichunter.com.au or at the door.