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Steve Reich Celebration: Gideon Alorwoyie & Mantra Percussion Ensemble

Dec 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Alorwoyie-Gideon Vendini

In 1970, Steve Reich embarked on a trip to study music in Ghana with Gideon Alorwoyie (photo above), the resident master drummer of the Ghana Dance Ensemble. From this experience in Africa, Reich drew inspiration for his piece Drumming, which he composed shortly after his return. Composed for a nine-piece percussion ensemble with female voices and piccolo, Drumming marked the beginning of a new stage in his career, for around this time he formed his ensemble, Steve Reich and Musicians, and increasingly concentrated on composition and performance with them. In celebration of Steve Reich’s 80th birthday year, the Ghanaian master Gideon Alorwoyie will play alongside Mantra Percussion Ensemble, who will perform selections from Drumming to explore this modern music masterpiece and the Ghanaian music by which it was inspired.

Co-presented with National Sawdust

Co-curated by Sruly Lazaros

This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Collaborations series.

Details

Date:
Dec 10, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
45/50
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Website:
http://www.worldmusicinstitute.org/event/20a276a00d774346e1154cd712777c34

Organizer

World Music Institute
Phone:
2125457536
Email:
Website:
http://www.worldmusicinstitute.org/

Venue

National Sawdust
80 N. 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Phone:
(646) 779-8455
Website:
http://nationalsawdust.org/