This is an event from our archive. Visit our Events section for our latest events.

Catapluf’s Musical Journey (UK and FIN) 2 Apr 2023

Globe-trotting grooves for children aged 5+ and their families as part of BIG BANG Dublin!

Explore rhythms and sounds of the world with Catapluf, whose imagination takes you to places where music can be found in everything: pans, water, drums, even the body.

Presented by Adriano Adewale, the show is packed full of rhythms and tunes from every corner of the globe, spiced up with samba sounds, roof-raising jazz and foot-stomping klezmer. Discover music hiding in the everyday things around us on a colourful journey of rhythms and sounds.

Originally commissioned by the EFG London Jazz Festival in 2013, the show has toured extensively, captivating audiences throughout the UK and across Europe. The performance features Jenny Adejayanon on cello, multi-instrumentalist Marcelo Andrade, guitarist Luiz Morais, Simon Roth on drums, and Adriano Adewale on percussion, saucepans and everything else!

About Adriano Adewale:

A versatile musician, performer, composer and respected educator, Adriano is known for his unconventional and exploratory approach to music and his ability to create magical soundscapes from the ordinary and the everyday. A charismatic performer and creator of dynamic projects of all kinds –from visual arts to dance and theatre –he has toured to major festivals and venues throughout the world with his distinctive sounds.He is the leader of Afro-Brazilian band Umpatacum and of the Adriano Adewale Group. Adriano is one of the world’s great collaborators, partnering with a vast array of international artists from a variety of musical genres, from Salif Keita, Bobby McFerrin and Antonio Forcione to Seu George, Joanna MacGregor and Britten Sinfonia. He has released a number of critically acclaimed recordings.

Wondering what to expect? Take a look below


Part of BIG BANG Dublin!

Thu 30 March to Sun 2 April 2023
Ireland's only international music festival for young audiences returns for what promises to be the biggest bang yet! An adventurous celebration of music of all kinds, BIG BANG Dublin! encourages curiosity and musical discovery with outstanding music performances and intriguing installations from Ireland and abroad.