SU's World Drum Ensemble Hosts Concert November 17
SALISBURY, MD---From Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock to world music from Africa and beyond, Salisbury University’s World Drum Ensemble hosts its first full concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 17, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.
Directed by Ted Nichols of the Music, Theatre and Dance Department, the group is joined by the SU African Dancers, World Drum Experience and WBOC-TV “Travels with Charlie” host Charles Paparella as guest guitarist.
Other contemporary artists covered during the concert include Stevie Wonder, War, Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, Fela Kuti and Antônio Carlos Jobim.
World music selections for hand drums include “Sekhem Ba Amun” (“Everything is Rhythm”) and “Djole” by Mamady Keïta, featuring a call-and-response by the African Dancers. The latter is a traditional West African celebration song usually performed at weddings or after a good harvest.