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(meaning with real musical instruments)

The Bash the Trash musicians are a community of experienced, versatile performers, many of whom have their own (non-trash) ensembles working in a diverse range of genres, and for a wide range of age-groups.   Bash the Trash is delighted to offer our clients the opportunity to bring these ensembles to your audiences. These groups are always led by a seasoned Bash the Trash performer, well used to interaction with audiences, and backed by the Bash the Trash office and crew of expert administrators. 

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The Afro-Peruvian Ensemble (dancing zama


An unforgettable experience that celebrates a unique heritage and gets you up on your feet! This ensemble brings you the joyful sounds of the Peruvian coast with a contemporary treatment rooted in rich tradition.

Good for: Families and all ages

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World music duo of Latin percussion and vocals, with singer Sofia Tosello and Franco Pinna on percussion and ‘arpa ligüera’, an invented string/percussion instrument.

Good for: Adults


Heroes of Toolik

Indie/Art Rock: Two veteran avant-gardists, a hot latin trombone, an old-time country fiddler and a jazz master come together to make something strangely original and appealing--“deceptively catchy, hypnotically growling, post-Velvets grooves”: NY Music Daily.

Good for: Adults


Human Time Machine

A group of master drummers and sound-smiths who venture down the chironomical rabbit hole of improvised rhythmic manipulation. Using hand signals to shape rhythms in real time, the result is music that is innovative, primal, riveting, and danceable.

Good for: Adults


Jazz Playground

an early-childhood jazz education program and concert series for kids of all ages and their parents. Participants sing, dance and swing to the rhythms as they learn about the core concepts, instruments, and the great performers of jazz. Single-event or a series of programs.

Good for: Families


Lluvia Fue

Chamber tango: Singer Sofia Tosello, Latin Grammy winner Fernando Otero and their top-notch string ensemble take their audience on a journey through classic and contemporary songs from the tango repertory. 

Good for: Adults



Composer/performer Brian Shankar and his ensemble build surreal musical landscapes and structures incorporating textless mantras, disintegrating drones and mind-bending polyrhythms. 

Good for: Adults

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Skip La Plante

Kanon Babakan is a musical world tour unlike any other.  A homemade zither that allows for rapid tuning changes, Skip La Plante's kanon becomes a stand in for musical instruments from Italy, Japan and 5 other nations between the two.

Good for: Adults

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