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Saturday, July 1, 2017 • 8:00 p.m

Tickets can be purchased through Asheville Percussion Festival!

Enjoy a creative environment where percussionists from around the globe gather to explore, create and innovate at the six annual Asheville Percussion Festival on July 1, 2017 at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, NC.

The festival will be hosted by Asheville's beloved ambassador of rhythm, River Guerguerian. This Master’s Concert will feature fifteen world-renowned artists from around the globe, including Omar Faruk Tekbilek, known as one of the world’s foremost exponents of Middle Eastern music, Afro-Brazilian musician Marcus Santos, Persian percussionist Naghmeh Farahmand, and Yousif Sheronick, who the New York Times described as “wizardry on a range of humble frame drums.”  Yousif will perform with violist and wife Kathryn Lockwood.

Other outstanding artists include Jin Won, who is an accomplished South Korean kathak dancer, tabla player, and music educator, multi-percussionist David Kuckhermann, funky and fun kalimba player Kevin Spears, local passionate percussionist and teacher Jessie Lehmann, composer and world music enthusiast Adam Maalouf and Asheville’s Ambassador to Rhythm, River Guerguerian. Special guests include Free Planet Radio members Chris Rosser and Grammy Award winner Eliot Wadopian.

The artists will create a one of a kind colorful collaboration by sharing inspiring knowledge, thrilling compositions, and unique skills from diverse world music traditions.

There will be workshops for all levels Monday, June 26 through Sunday, July 2 at the Odyssey Community School. All workshops on Saturday, July 1, from 10am-5pm are FREE and open to the public with a FREE lunchtime concert the same day. Sunday morning there will be a soothing Sound Meditation to conclude the weeklong festivities. Visit for more details.

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