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Percussion Meets World: The Diogo Gomes Project

24 March 2016

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Since beginning his Masters in Percussion at RWCMD in 2014, Diogo Gomes has been impressing us with his entrepreneurial approach to his music career.

From a video promo on his Facebook page (which has now clocked up 12 thousand views), he has developed #PercussionMeetsWorld, a video blog showcasing percussion instruments and shedding light on some of the quirkier aspects daily life of a career musician.

The success of #PercussionMeetsWorld has formed the basis of Diogo’s MMus dissertation, and as he reaches the end of his studies, he’s on a mission to make it the focus of his career, kicking off with a Eurpoean Tour with a difference this summer. Accompanied by his brother and his dog, Diogo plans to perform with street musicians in every country, providing a unique view of European culture through the eyes of a musician.

“It’s based on the premise that street musicians often aren’t given enough credit, and that music is something that should be available to all, not just a small and hand-picked elite,” says Diogo.

True to form, Diogo is using social media crowd-funding channels to seek support for the project.  Here’s the campaign video: