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New Meanings: Afro-descendant Percussion Practices

Fri, February 12th, 2010
12:00 am

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New Meanings: Afro-descendant Percussion Practices


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Late Registration $85 (before Feb. 12)
Door Registration $100
Williams Student $Free
Student Registration $35

Ticket for the Opening Concert can be bought without registration on the day of the performance by calling the box office at 413-597-2425 Hours: 1-5pm

FRIDAY (2/12)
4:00pm 
Lecture Demonstration| Drumming as an Extension of Language: The Djembe as Model by M’bemba Bangoura, Atiba Rorie, Michael Wimberly and Bashir Shakur

5:30pm 
Video Screening| Conflicto Rumba: The Persistence of Memory by Berta Jottar

8:30pm
Opening Concert
Featuring Ilu Aye, Pedrito Martinez, Roman Diaz, Cafe da Silva and more!

SATURDAY (2/13)
8:30am
Breakfast @ CenterStage Lobby

9:00am 
Lecture Demonstration| Pan-African Sensibility: Contemporary Sounds by M’bemba Bangoura, Atiba Rorie, Michael Wimberly and Bashir Shakur

10:15am 
Interactive Workshops I
Djembe OrchestraKpanlogo and Shekere

12:00pm 
LUNCH @ ’62 Center for Theater and Dance

1:00pm 

Panel | Beyond the Physical Drum: Connections in the Diaspora by Barbara Browning, Bobby Sanabria, Sonny Allen and Berta Jottar
2:15pm
Interactive Workshops II BombaRumba and Traditional Afro-Haitian Drum Ensemble Music

4:00pm
Lecture Demonstration|
Regla de Ocha & Batá Religious Drumming by Pedrito Martinez and Roman Diaz

6:30pm
DINNER @ Mass MoCA

7:15pm
Lecture Demonstration| Contemporary Jazz Functions by Tyshawn Sorey

8:00pm 
The Pedrito Martinez Project CONCERT @ Mass MoCA

Followed by guest artists Jam Session @ Mezze w/DJ Flaco

SUNDAY (2/14)
9:30am
Breakfast @ CenterStage Lobby

10:00am
Roundtable Discussion|The Diasporic Link: From Clapping to Turntables

11:15am
FINAL Workshop| Connecting the Diasporic Circle by Bashir Shakur

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