Community Drum Workshop and Performance, Pontiac Creative Art Center, Pontiac, MI
Stone Sound Collective, Sow the Seeds of Community, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Road, Rochester MI
Spirits Rising, 371 Varner Dr., Oakland University, Varner Hall, Rochester, MI
$14 ($8 for students)
Soul Food, Pontiac Creative Arts Center, 47 Williams St., Pontiac, MI
Kukur-Bagr Festival, Fielmua, GHANA
The festival was initiated in December 2001 by the local chiefs and the Fielmuo Area Development Association (FADA) as a harvest festival to support economic development in the region.
Percussive Arts Society International Convention with Bill Summers, Indiana Convention Center, Rm 120, Indianapolis, IN
Clinic/Performance: Bill Summer's Iroko presents Bata'
Percussive Arts Society International Convention with Bernard Woma, Indiana Convention Center, Room 201, Indianapolis, IN
Bernard Woma, Kay Stonefelt, Michael Vercelli, and Mark Stone present a World Percussion Lab on Dagara Xylophone Music entitled Learning Dagara Gyil
Community Workshop and Concert with Paschal Yao Younge, - Pontiac Creative Art Center, 47 Williams St, Pontiac, MI
World Music Concert featuring Paschal Yao Younge, Oakland University, - Varner Recital Hall, 371 Varner Dr., Rochester, MI
$8 all seats
Joe Reilly Children's CD Release Concert, Peace Neighborhood Center 1111 N Maple Rd, - Ann Arbor, MI
Joe Reilly Children's CD Release Concert, Cass Corridor Commons, 4605 Cass Ave, - Detroit, MI
The Circle is not your ordinary children's music album. It uses fun and creative songs to teach children about diversity and social and environmental justice, while inspiring families to engage in conversations about America's core democratic values. Join Joe and friends for this special concert celebrating the album's release. Joe Reilly with Mark Stone - percussion, Lesley-Anne Stone - vocals, Allison Radell - keyboard and vocals, Marion Hayden - upright bass, and Gayelynn McKinney - drums
Regina Carter and the Oakland Jazz Quartet, Oakland University, Varner Recital Hall, 371 Varner Dr., Rochester, MI
In 2003, Regina Carter released the album Paganini: After A Dream, inspired by her opportunity to play the celebrated virtuoso’s violin. Regina will bring this spirit to Varner Hall as she and the Oakland Jazz Quartet reinterpret themes and compositions from the classical canon, ranging from Mozart to modern.
$20 general, $10 students
Solo Performance and Workshops @ 11th International Percussion and Educational Festival, Quito, ECUADOR
CEFORMA and ESTUDIO DE PERCUSION will be hosting their 11th International Percussion and Educational Festival in Quito, Ecuador from July 25th to July 28th, 2016 Estudio de Percusión is the only institution that has organized an International Percussion Festival, with high musical quality and new teaching techniques, every year in Ecuador. This year's festival will feature workshops every day from 10-5pm with evening concerts featuring a wide ranging of national and international percussion artists. Workshops will take place at the national symphony orchestra building.The festival will conclude with a big concert on July 28th.
Southpaw Isle @ Nardin Park United Methodist Church Summer Music Series, 29887 West Eleven Mile Road (Between Orchard Lake Road & Middlebelt Road), Farmington Hills, MI
The unique, rhythm-driven music of Southpaw Isle stretches into and beyond jazz, classical, samba, and calypso. The group is notorious for high quality performances that are sure to keep you moving and begging for more! Performance credits include the world premier of “A Caribbean Christmas Mass”, sold-out performances in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Educational Concert Series, and an appearance in the finals of the World Steelband Festival in Trinidad. The group's has released the CD’s, "Carol of the Pans" and “Piazzolla plus 5” on the Jumbie Records Label.
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