May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
The Beginnings of Bing Bang! © Antoine Saito

The Beginnings of Bing Bang!

For ages 7-12

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The Beginnings of Bing Bang! © Antoine Saito
Family programming Music World music Children Storytelling

Go on a mission to retrace the development of rhythm, looking at several musical traditions from around the world!

Today’s a big, big day for percussionists and good friends Marton and Bruno! Marton is looking for a new rhythm for a musical number that has to be ready for that same night, and Bruno wants to play in a big parade but has no idea what instruments to bring… Racking their brains, the two friends will do whatever they can to drum up some ideas… right before our eyes and ears!

They will explore all sorts of percussion – the cajón, guiro, claves, surdo, bodhran, djembe – and all sorts of countries and regions around the world – Peru, Spain, Cuba, Ireland, the Caribbean, the United States, Africa… and, of course, Canada! But will Marton and Bruno manage to find the right rhythm by the end of this highly colourful day?

Recommended ages: 7-12
For ages 4-6, check out Giggle and Stomp!

Performance is approximately 55 minutes with no intermission.

The Beginnings of Bing Bang! © Antoine Saito


  • Percussion Marton Maderspach
  • Percussion Bruno Roy
  • Stage direction Alain Gauthier
  • Script Pascal Blanchet
  • Scenography Pierre-Luc Boudreau
  • Screen Adaptation and Director Marie-Julie Parent
  • Director of Photography Francis Maheu