About Boomshaka

Boomshaka is Northwestern University's premier drum, dance, and rhythm ensemble. Entirely student written, directed, and produced, Boomshaka has established a reputation for consistently delivering energetic and inspiring performances. We combine dance styles such as hip-hop and tap with various forms of percussion, using everything from sticks, poles, and buckets to our hands and feet.

Our performers come from a variety of backgrounds and have a number of areas of artistic expertise, ranging from classical music composition and formal dance training to free style rapping and break dancing. We blend our unique talents and experiment with new mediums of expression to create a performance like none other!

Please also visit Be the Groove, a Chicago based group created by and featuring alumni members of Boomshaka.