HarvardTHUD gives an unusual creative twist to Queen’s popular song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by bringing in the simple addition of Boomwhackers. What a fantastic way to introduce such simple but effective percussion.
Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has been covered by numerous people over the years. However, none of them could give this classic song a mind-blowing twist like The HarvardTHUD. HarvardTHUD stands for The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers, a student-led organization using a wide range of percussion instruments, including the more obscure ones such as buckets to create music. Here they’ve used Boomwhackers to re-create this timeless song.
Boomwhackers are percussion instruments created from hollow plastic tubes, each tuned to a specific pitch according to their length. Fifteen HarvardTHUD students sat each playing a Boomwhacker while donning a cowboy costume. The unique presentation and distinctive sound of these odd instruments create a version of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ that’s both heartwarming to listen to, and fun to watch.