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Asheville Percussion Festival 2018
June 29, 2018 • 8:00 PM
Asheville Percussion Festival Website

Tickets and more information can be found at AshevilleRhythm.org

Engage in a world of rhythm and enjoy a creative environment where musicians gather to explore, create and innovate at the seventh annual Asheville Percussion Festival. This year’s theme, Celebrating Women in Rhythm, will honor powerful female percussionists from around the globe.

This Master’s Concert will feature collaborative compositions from our world-renowned teaching artists. We are excited to be bringing Kasiva Mutua all the way from Kenya. She tours internationally with the Nile Project and was recently recognized by OkayAfrica as one of 100 Women in Africa who stand out for “driving positive impact on their communities and the world at large.”

Other artists presenting at the festival include world-renowned doumbek player, Raquy Danziger, who is coming from Istanbul, Turkey. Naghmeh Farahmand, virtuoso on Persian frame drum, is back by popular demand, along with Monette Marino, djembe and conga superstar and creator of the Mo’Rhythm School and App. New to the lineup this year, we welcome drummer and vocalist, Lisette Santiago, who has performed with Pancho Quinto, Cyro Baptista, and others, and who specializes in Latin percussion, including the ceremonial batá drum.

All of these amazing performers and educators will be joined by a talented array of local professionals, including iconic busker and radio host, Abby the Spoon Lady; versatile world-percussionist and djembefola, Jesse Lehman; Indian dancer Aparna Keshaviah; accomplished cellist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer, Isabel Castellvi; and Asheville Rhythm’s Artistic Director, River Guerguerian. Special guests include: multi-instrumentalist, Chris Rosser and Grammy Award winner, Eliot Wadopian.

There will be free workshops for all levels on Saturday June 30 at the Odyssey Community School.

Visit AshevilleRhythm.org for more details.