John Boone

John Boone and a drum

John Boone

John Boone immigrated to the small New Zealand town of Katikati from The Netherlands with his family at the age of 12. Music and drama were his favourite subjects at school and by the time he was 15, he had joined all the school bands and theatre plays. His tertiary studies at Canterbury University were funded by playing in local bands during the weekends and his passion for music continued to grow stronger.

When John returned to New Zealand in 2000 after his big OE, he had an exciting idea to set up an interactive percussion business mainly, connecting people through the power of music. John brought together his experience with theatre and music and in 2003 Rhythm Interactive was born. Rhythm Interactive has travelled throughout Australasia and Asia, delighting thousands of people of all ages. The show won the category of “Best nationwide corporate entertainment” in the Corporate Events Guide Peoples Choice Awards 2009.

What John hopes to get out of TEDxQueenstown
We want to bring our rhythm to TEDx and connect with Queenstown through our pulse of life. We will put the theme “Action speaks louder than words” to the test and prove that people can understand what is wanted from them without speaking a single word.

John top two favourite TED Talks
Keith Barry, Brain Magic, Feb 2004
Bobby McFerrin, Watch Me… Playing The Audience, June 2009

John Boone, Rhythm: The Pulse of Life – TEDxQueenstown 2013

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