Tokhi & the Groove Army Radical Drum Corp builds upon the principles of Brazilian samba. The group (20 drummers and a leader) uses typical Brazilian instruments (surdo, caixa, caxixi, pandeiro, tamborim, ganza, timba). Next to the classical baterria rhythms, they also integrate modern beats inspired by hip hop, and r’n’b. Their colorful spectrum of rhythms unite fans of different styles of music.
A new project of the Radical Drum Corp – Royal Squad, extends over a number of music genres, and aspires to be an audiovisual show of a multinational format rather than offering just an ordinary concert. When creating the show, Tokhi, the project’s leader, drew from his lifelong experience in music and music travels across the majority of the coantinents on our beautiful planet. Royal Squad is the ultimate presentation of the best the Groove Army could have ever dreamed of. The realization of each concert involves an impressive intro, masks, exquisite costumes and a fine-tuned scene. Aside from the drum storm played on the band’s classic instruments, you will also see a concert drum kit, DJ set, a giant gong, or barrels that fill the entire stage. You have to see this.
Enough of games, G.A.R.S., the white masks and intense beats planted in modern arrangements will take the viewers’ breaths away.
We are the Groove Army. We are the Royal Squad. We are you, you are us.
The Groove Army can also arrive alone to a production without the sufficient space on stage, audio equipment, or without the budget to cover the entire drumming crew. Even so, we sound awesome!
In the beginning there was a dream.
He could come to life thanks to a mission that came as a lightning from the clear sky. Tokhi was faced with a difficult task of putting together and practicing – in a matter of weeks – an unstoppable drum unit. It worked. We have come a long way since our foundation, and there was no stone left on the stone, but Groove Army is here and has clearly become the most popular drum project on the Czech scene.
Modern beats and the incredibly powerful sound of drums will make the country dance far away from where we are. You won’t overlook us, you won’t overlook. And what we’re going to do is take your breath away. At festivals, festivals, parades, races, stadiums, fan zones, in the streets, music clubs, and in many dancing hearts – that’s where we are best. Be with us, we will stay.