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"The Drummer", National Contest for the Masters of the Beat



The Drummer, a contest organized by Ripie Production, aims to put the spotlight on percussionists, those who play the instrument that is the heart and soul of Africa, Haiti, the Earth.

In front of an audience of journalists, the organizers talked about the participation process:

Participants should go to Radio-télé Métropole (Delmas 52) or Schénatsar music school (Christophe Avenue) for registration. An application fee of 1000 HTG ($10.53 [USD]) is required.

Registration will end on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Ten of the entries will be selected for a training that will take place on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, before facing the public at the audition session.

Each drummer will have three minutes of performance. The choice of music depends entirely on the drummer.

To decide between them, the votes of the public will count for 5%, the originality of the drummer 25%, for the definition of the game 25%, and 20% for the accompanist.