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Asheville Rhythm & Percussion Festival Info – See you summer 2020

Welcome Letter & Things You Need to Know (for next summer)

Hello Percussionists & Rhythm Lovers,

We are excited that you have chosen to attend our 8th Annual Asheville Percussion Festival 2019! Our world-class faculty creates a unique and inspiring musical experience for everyone involved. The mission of Asheville Rhythm is to provide a creative environment where percussionists of all traditions gather to explore, create and innovate.
All Workshops will be held at Odyssey Community School (90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801)

CONCERT GOERS:
The Saturday evening Masters Concert will take place June 29 at 8:00pm at the Diana Wortham Theatre, 12 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville. The concert will feature collaborative compositions from our world-renowned teaching artists. Please allow extra time to park. 

 

SCHEDULE:
For up to date information, please check the website for the most recent workshop schedule, as times of classes are subject to shift.
www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/schedule/

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:
–     Please bring your own instruments. If you would like to borrow one please let us know: ashevillepercussion@gmail.com
      (limited number of Congas, Djembes, Frame Drums and Doumbeks available)
–    Writing utensil and/or personal recording device for classes and jam sessions, bottled water/drink, snacks (some will be available), and yoga mat for sound meditation if you wish to lie down. There will also be chairs.
–    A joyful willingness to share and learn about the wonderful world of Percussion!

VENDING:
There will be vending stations that will feature products from local and national drum makers including Cooperman Frame Drums, Carolina Drumworks Snare Drums, Meinl Percussion, Skinny Beats Drum Shop, Hands on Fire Tank Drums, McLellan Djembes, BRR Cajons. See list below.

SILENT AUCTION:
We will have musical instruments, artwork, and beautiful crafts donated by our generous sponsors. See list below.

FOR THE INTENSIVE PROGRAM:
Check regularly for updates on the Schedule.

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS:
If you are flying into the Asheville-Hendersonville regional airport, downtown Asheville is 20 minutes away. Greenville/Spartanburg, SC (GSP) is a 75 minute drive. Charlotte NC (CLT) is a 2 hour drive.

HOTEL OPTIONS for Festival Participants:
Our Hospitality Partner this year is

There are many places to stay in Asheville, NC.
See below for list of a variety of accommodations convenient to the Festival.

We are looking forward to seeing you on this exciting weekend of percussion music! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

TRY SOMETHING NEW
with these Introductory workshops
Whether it’s ALL new to you or whether you are very experienced in certain styles of drumming while less experienced in certain other styles, these workshops offer an opportunity to start at the beginning within a specific style and build foundational skills to embark on new paths of musical exploration… and of course, “Beginner’s Mind” is always a great way to embrace learning anything! 
 
You can read more about AND register for any of these workshops at the INFO page on our website or at Eventbrite. Any events spanning the noon hour will have a lunch break. Please bring your own lunch. 
 
ALL-LEVELS HANDPAN EXPLORATION 
Tuesday, June 25, 10am-4:30pm with Adam Maalouf at Odyssey Community School: 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville, NC 28801. 

INTRO-LEVEL WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING 
Wednesday, June 26, 10am-4:30pm with Adama Dembele.
At Odyssey Community School: 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville, NC 28801. 

INTRO-LEVEL ZIMBABWEAN STYLE MARIMBA 
Thursday, June 27, 2:30-5:30pm with Sue Ford
At Rainbow Community School: 574 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806.
 
FREE PLANETARY SOUNDS WORKSHOP: GONGS, SINGING BOWLS AND MORE
Thursday, June 27, 7:00-8:30pm with Billy Zanski
At Skinny Beats Sound Shop: 4 Eagle Street, Asheville, NC 28801.
 
FREE INTRO-LEVEL GAMELAN ENSEMBLE INSTRUMENTS
Friday, June 28, 4:00-5:30pm with Gamelan group Yowana Sarihosted by Michael Lipsey director of Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY. Instruments provided. 
At Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center: 120 College St, Asheville, NC 28801.
 
FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS/ DEMOS/ AND FILM
Saturday, June 29, 11:30am-4:00pm 

11:30am-12:55pm – “Rhythms of Life” documentary film hosted by director Craig Norton
1:00-1:30pm – “Being in Rhythm” with Brandi Mizilca & Trish DeGroot
1:45-2:45pm – “Drum Circle Techniques, Etiquette & Facilitation” with Larry McDowell
3:00-4:00 – “Middle Eastern Rhythms” with Brian T. Carter
At Odyssey Community School: 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville, NC 28801. 
 
Details and registration at the INFO page on our website.

In Rhythm,
Asheville Rhythm Team
www.AshevillePercussionFestival.com
ashevillepercussion@gmail.com

 

 

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