Asheville Percussion Festival
Jun 20 - Jun 22, 2014
The third annual Asheville Percussion Festival returns to Western North Carolina on June 20-22, 2014. Hosted by renowned multi-percussionist River Guerguerian and Jazz recording artist Lizz Wright, the three-day percussive arts festival will feature immersive workshops, panels and performances led by acclaimed musicians from a variety of drumming concentrations. The event takes place in the scenic mountain town of Asheville, NC – a city noted for creativity, art, and collaboration.
Percussionists of all levels and traditions are invited to gather, create, innovate, and learn from one another. Workshop topics will include performing, improvising, and composing taught by artists in residency including David Kuckhermann (hand pans/“cross-cultural” percussion), Sameer Gupta (tabla), Ferenc Nemeth (Jazz drumming), Lionel Loueke (percussive guitar), Marla Leigh (frame drum), Billy Jonas (family percussion), Naghmeh Farahmand (Persian drums), Adam Maalouf (Middle Eastern percussion), Adama Dembele (djembe), Nacho Arimany (Flamenco cajon), and more.
Diana Wortham Theatre
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