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Drum Circle with Boris Sichon
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Offered in English.
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
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