New project will unite the globe to Bang the Drum for street children’s rights


Bang the drum 2016 is a new project that will unite drummers of all ages and abilities across the UK and the globe, who will be joined together via a live stream, to support the street children's right!

Bringing together drummers of all ages and abilities from across the globe, the event on 3rd October 2016 will include the world record attempt for the World's largest Drumming Lesson. Bang the Drum 2016 will be steamed live on YouTube from the Copper Box Arena in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where 2,000 London school children will play drums together.

15,000 children in schools throughout the UK will join in via the live stream. The event will also include performances from Inspire-works facilitators, Royal College of Music Percussion Department, the Young Drummer of the Year, the Beatbox Collective and presentations from Street Child United.

Image removed.The drummers will be performing a unique piece of music that was developed during the Street Child Games ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in March 2016 by  Inspire-°©‐works facilitators, local community drummers and 35 former street children. The 35 former street children who created the music will also be participating in the world record attempt via live stream from their 9 home nations across the globe.

Image removed.Mike Simpson, Inspire-°©‐works Musical Director, said: 

"What really excites me about this project is that it's in a former Olympic venue, and via live stream, 2000 children will be banging the drum for street children's rights by playing music created by former street children at the Street Child Games!"

"Also, over 50 teachers will be trained as Arts Award Advisors and this project equips the workforce to design and deliver their own future projects so the legacy keeps on going."

Bang the Drum 2016 follows on from the successful 'Road To Rio Samba' project in 2014, when 1,675 London school children broke the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Samba Band at the Royal Albert Hall.