Percussion group to perform at CWC

Jan 6, 2013 From staff reports

A percussion ensemble that blends ethnic and contemporary sounds will be in concert Saturday, Jan. 12, at Central Wyoming College.

Arts in Action and the CWC Music Department host The Drum Brothers at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre.

The musicians, who are experienced educators as well as performers, are giving workshops to area schools on Friday, Jan. 11, and are also providing a public drumming workshop to be at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in the Music Rehearsal Hall in CWC's Arts Center.

Tickets for the workshop are available at the door and are $18 a person, cash only. This workshop teaches people basic polyrhythms and introduces them to a drumming circle.

The ensemble performs on West African djembe and doun-doun drums, udu and frame drums, Australian didgeridoo, flute, guitar, vocals and hand percussion.

Their most recent release, "Remember," features some of their favorite live performance material and three cuts with guest artist Abdoul Doumbia from Mali, West Africa.

The Drum Brothers concert is the third of five presentations that are produced by Arts in Action at CWC this academic year. Future presentations include the Missoula Children's Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 19, and the University of Wyoming Singing Statesmen and The Happy Jacks on March 10.

Tickets for The Drum Brothers are available at the door and are $15 for adults and $10 for students through high school.

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