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What: Drum Unity: Music Born Out of Community Concert
Purpose: Women’s Drum Center Annual Benefit Concert/Silent Auction
When: April 30th
Where: Walker Community United Methodist Church, 3104 16th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. 55407
Time: Concert 7:00-9:00 pm / Silent Auction opens at 6:00 pm
Performers: Drumheart Ensemble, percussionist/Music Director Krissy Bergmark , Women’s Drum Center performers and Calliope singers.
Admission: $15 Concert night $18 Student/Senior discount $12 Children 5 and under Free
Tickets available at: www.Brownpapertickets.com , www.womensdrumcenter.org, or locally at True Colors BOOKSTORE 4755 Chicago Ave. S.Minneapolis, MN 55407
WOMEN’S DRUM CENTER IS CELEBRATING WORLD PERCUSSION: MUSIC BORN OUT OF COMMUNITY April 30th
“Drum Unity”: Music Born out of Community, Concert/Silent Auction Showcases the Women’s Drum Center’s mix of Brazilian, Caribbean, and African Music and Benefits Its Non-Profit Organization, the Women’s Drum Center.
The concert Saturday, April 30th, 2011, starts at 7:00 pm at Walker Community Church in Minneapolis. The annual concert, entitled “Drum Unity” Music Born Out of Community, benefits the group’s nonprofit parent organization, the Women’s Drum Center. Performers will be Drumheart Ensemble, percussionist/Music Director Krissy Bergmark, Women’s Drum Center performers and Calliope singers.
“’Drum Unity” embodies the spirit of excitement we all feel around drumming and the impact it has on a community,” said Marisa Cuneo-Linsly, Women’s Drum Center manager.
The concert program includes a selection of drumming styles from around the world that are blended with melodic tones from steel drums and singers, and movement with dancers. This concert is a celebration of how a community of drummers, singers and dancers become “ONE”. A music community offers a sense of belonging. Every part/person is important as it/they blend and respond to each other. The audience belongs too. This concert also supports women and girls drumming and the lineage and/or community of women and girls that have been drummers throughout history.
The concert will begin with a drum that offers mediation and unity to all at the concert. From there the first half of the concert will focus on the exciting sounds of African and Middle Eastern drumming and percussion. For an interesting twist the drumset will be joining one of the African pieces. It will also have a piece that celebrates women drumming over the centuries and the drummers will include girls and women from the teens to the nineties.
The second half will offer stick drumming styles from the Caribbean and Brazil, a piece that offers a Funk sound and a chance for the audience to dance and drum.
In addition to the concert program, the event features a silent auction beginning at 6:00 p.m. The concert and auction will raise operating funds for the Women’s Drum Center (WDC), a Saint Paul-based non-profit organization.
The Benefit concert will be held at Walker Community United Methodist Church is at 3104 16th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. 55407
Ticket prices: $15 Concert night $18 Student/Senior discount $12 Children 5 and under Free
The Women's Drum Center offers opportunities for women and girls to have fun with percussion while learning techniques and rhythms from a range of traditions such as African, Cuban, Brazilian, and Middle-Eastern, as well as emerging women's North American traditions inspired by women percussionists and composers. As the center’s performance ensemble, Drumheart brings energy and music to parades, conferences, and public events around the Twin Cities. Their appearances include the MayDay Parade, the Twin Cities Marathon, the Minnesota AIDS Walk, Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure®, and the Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade.
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