HOW does a percussion group set itself apart from the rest?
For 12-man local outfit Voodoo, it wasn’t enough to fuse elements of Indian classical music, hard rock and hip-hop into their performances.
So they’ve included an oil drum.
While Voodoo uses ethnic instruments, like the Indian dholki and the African djembe, their centrepiece at live shows is an oil drum that frontmen Muhd Siraj, 23, and Akshara Thiru, 24, bang on while they sing and rap verses on themes as diverse as oppression and love.
The group, an offshoot of Ngee Ann Polytechnic percussion group Barucada Batucada, played at Republic Polytechnic’s Ignite Music Festival 2012 last Saturday after winning the Clash of the Bands competition.