World Drums

World Drums

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A lively and candid record of a singular musical event that took place at Vancouver's Expo 86. Under the direction of percussionist John Wyre, a founding member of the Canadian group Nexus, one hundred and fifty musicians and twenty-three ensembles from around the world came together to play on one stage in a spectacular, toe-tapping performance. The film captures the spirited cooperation and good will that participants brought to this event and provides glimpses of Wyre rehearsing all the groups for the grand finale. It also features enticing segments of various performances, backstage antics and excitement on the night of the sold-out performance, and parts of the grand finale itself.

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World Drums, Niv Fichman, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Niv Fichman
  • producer
    Niv Fichman
    Louise Clark
  • executive producer
    Peter Katadotis
    Barbara Willis-Sweete
  • associate producer
    Larry Weinstein
  • photography
    David Geddes
  • sound
    John Martin
  • editing
    Margaret Van Eerdewijk
  • sound editing
    Michael Werth
  • re-recording
    Roger Lamoureux