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Drum Circle with Boris Sichon

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Mission Library

Mission, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Travel around the world and explore different rhythms and play different instruments with world musician Boris Sichon.

Boris Sichon was born in the Ukraine, where in he finished Musical High School, in

the study of percussion instruments. He left his home town for St. Petersburg to continue his musical education in the Academy of Music. During his studies he started working in the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, where he worked with well known Russian conductors such as Yevgeny Mravinsky, Shostakovich, Badchan, Karapetian and many others.

After graduation form the Academy, Boris was invited to join the Jewish chamber musical theatre in Moscow as a stage musician and actor. After six years Boris left the theatre for a five year period of work as stage musician, dancer, and singer in the main Russian National Folkloric Band. During this period he had an opportunity to visit and perform in 25 different countries, on 5 different continents, where he started to collect traditional local instruments and learned to play from well known native musicians.

When Boris came to Canada in 2004 he began performing right away, leading workshops, participating in Festivals (Vancouver Folk, Comox Music Fest, Vancouver Island Folk, Edmonton Folk Fest and etc..), playing solo as well as with Yungchen Lhamo, Jerry Douglas, Pavlo, Uzume Taiko, and others, writing music for theatre (was nominated by the JESSIES for outstanding sound design/original composition in small theatre category with “Helen`s Necklace”, Pi Theatre.

Boris is the owner of a unique collection of ethnic musical instruments he has compiled

travelling around the globe. His collection now comprises over 200 rare and unique

musical instruments. A comprehensive list of the items in the collection can be found on

this website.



Fraser Valley Regional Library

Fraser Valley Regional Library is the largest public library system in British Columbia, with 25 community libraries serving 700,000 people in its service area. Established in 1930, it is funded with taxes raised in the community it serves, plus a Government of BC operating grant. The governing Board consists of elected officials representing 15 member municipalities and regional districts. With its mission of “Opening Minds. Enabling Dreams,” FVRL plays a prominent role in the communities throughout the Fraser Valley.


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