SU Percussion and World Drum Ensembles Perform November 19
SALISBURY, MD---Listeners will take a Tour of Africa and explore sounds “Made in America” during this semester’s Salisbury University Percussion and World Drum Ensemble 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.
Tour of Africa is a four-song arrangement by Ted Nichols, director of the World Drum Ensemble. Included are songs that celebrate cultural events, a precursor to the samba rhythm, an invocation to the earth and sky and a Guinean song celebrating a warriors dance.
Also on the program are “Yambu,” a slow rumba from Cuba, and a contemporary conga featuring Latin rhythms.
Eric Shuster directs the Percussion Ensemble in a series of works “Made in America.” They include the title song, by William Russell, incorporating jazz rhythms and found objects, including cans and car parts.
Sponsored by the Music, Theatre and Dance Department, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6385 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.