Bombyx Body Percussion Battalion starts this January! Led by Florence-based percussionist Richie Barshay (Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, The Klezmatics). Our aim is to bring participants together in an inclusive rhythmic learning environment inside the Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity in Florence. We’ll gather in a circle and learn body percussion grooves, explore full-body movement & coordination, discover global percussion styles, and play found sound percussion together. For beginners and seasoned musicians looking to go deeper.

Guest presenters to be announced, and opportunities for the Battalion to perform at Bombyx events are in the works.