7th Annual
ASHEVILLE PERCUSSION FESTIVAL
June 25-July 1, 2018

2018 Schedule to be posted soon


FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:

The Intensive Program will include 2 tracks: World Percussion for Emerging Drummers and World Percussion for Intermediate/Advanced Drummers. Both tickets include 5 hours of classes per day Monday, June 25 - Thursday, June 28, and 3 hours of classes on Friday, June 29. An Intermediate/Advanced Ticket will also include an hour of rehearsal per day with the Teaching Artists and performing in a group piece at the Friday evening and Saturday evening concerts. Throughout the week, there will be an open Collaboration Room for participants to get together, jam, and share ideas. Intensive Program tickets include admission to the Friday & Saturday evening concerts and Sunday morning Sound Meditation.

The Friday evening Masters Concert will take place at 8 p.m. on June 29 at the Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville, 12 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. The concert will feature original collaborative compositions created during the residency week by our world-renowned Residency Artists. A separate ticket is required. Please note that the Masters Concert is on a Friday night this year and not Saturday night like in previous years.

All Workshops and activities are free on Saturday, June 30, from 10am-6pm at Odyssey Community SchoolPlease register for a Free Workshop Ticket. This ticket does not include the Saturday Night Solo Performances, or the Sound Meditation on Sunday. Topics taught by our world-renowned artists include rhythms from around the world, technique, performance tips, and dancing.

An evening of informal Solo Performances and Jams by our world-renowned Residency Artists and guests will be Saturday June 30, at 8:00pm at the Odyssey Community School. A separate ticket is required.

The Sunday Sound Meditation will take place at 12:00 noon on July 1 at Odyssey School. A separate ticket is required.

This year we will have an extra two day event led by Raquy Danziger from Turkey. 2 Days of Doumbek Focus All Day Workshop on Monday and Tuesday July 2-3, from 10am-4:30pm (1:00-2:30pm Lunch Break). She will also be offering private lessons on Weds July 4. Please email ashevillepercussion@gmail.com to inquire.


Other activities will include a Silent Auction, Vending, Demonstrations, Food truck, and a Drum Swap. 


Please check back as details are added.

All Saturday Festival workshops are interactive, and unless specified, will be formatted for
beginners and advanced players.

For a complete list of Teaching Artists click here
Please bring your drums, and extras if you have to share. Some extra drums will be available for rent.


2018 Schedule posted soon

Please check back before arriving for last minute schedule updates

Monday June 25 - Friday June 29:  INTENSIVE PROGRAM

Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801
Intensive Program ticket includes entry into all activities from Monday-Sunday

Both INTENSIVE PROGRAMS: World Percussion for Emerging Drummers and Intermediate/Advanced are for those who wish to experience a Percussion Immersion and take their playing to the next level. Classes will be given on a variety of Drums and styles like Djembe, Conga, Frame Drums, Doumbek, Tambourine, and more. Topics will also include improvising, composing, and mic techniques.

MONDAY JUNE 25
9:15-9:30 am:  Residency Artists & Intensive participants arrive
10:00 am-10:30 am:  Opening Circle and Introductions

10:30 am-10:40 am:  Warm Up for Intensive Program participants and Teaching Artists

Please note: Room A is for Intermediate/advanced and Room B is for Emerging.
10:45 am-11:45 am Room A:
10:45 am-11:45 am Room B:

12:00 pm-1:00 pm Room A:
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Room B:
 
1:00 pm-2:30 pm:  Lunch Break

2:30 pm-4:00 pm Room A:
2:30 pm-4:15 pm Room B:

4:30 pm-6:00 pm:  REHEARSAL with Intensive Participants & Teaching Artists for performance at Saturday Night Concert. 

7:30 pm:  Dinner for our Teaching Artists sponsored by the Grey Eagle Taqueria 
               185 Clingman Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
Open mic night: Intensive students and the Asheville Rhythm community are invited to join us. (Please pay for your own food & drink)

TUESDAY JUNE 26
10:00 am-10:15 am:  Warm Up for Intensive Program participants and Teaching Artists

Please note: Room A is for Intermediate/advanced and Room B is for Emerging.
10:20 am-11:50 pm Room A:
10:20 am-11:50 pm Room B:

12:00 pm-1:00 pm Room A:
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Room B:

1:00 pm-2:30 pm:  Lunch Break

2:30 pm-4:15 pm Room A:
2:30 pm-4:15 pm Room B:

4:30 pm-6:00 pm:  REHEARSAL with Intensive Participants & Teaching Artists for performance at Saturday Night Concert.

7:30 pm:  Potluck Dinner to welcome the Teaching Artists, hosted by Asheville Rhythm Students at Green Goddess Farm, 50 Cedar Hill Rd., Asheville, NC 28806
Intensive students and the Asheville Rhythm community are invited to join us; bring a dish to share. Please contact Joan Chesick to register,  <homegrownhearing@gmail.com> cell: 828 779 7048

WEDNESDAY JUNE 27
10:00 am-10:15 am:  Warm Up for Intensive Program participants and Teaching Artists

Please note: Room A is for Intermediate/advanced and Room B is for Emerging.
10:20 am-11:50 am Room A: 
10:20 am-11:50 am Room B:

12:00 pm-1:00 pm Room A:
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Room B:

1:00 pm-2:30 pm:  Lunch Break

2:30 pm-4:00 pm Room A:
2:30 pm-4:15 pm Room B:

4:30 pm-6:00 pm:  REHEARSAL with Intensive Participants & Teaching Artists for performance at Saturday Night Concert.

7:30 pm:  Dinner for our Teaching Artists sponsored by Farm Burger, 1831 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
Intensive students and the Asheville Rhythm community are invited to join us. (Please pay for your own food & drink)

THURSDAY JUNE 28
10:00 am-10:15 am:  Warm Up for Intensive Program participants and Teaching Artists

Please note: Room A is for Intermediate/advanced and Room B is for Emerging.
10:20 am-11:50 am Room A:
10:20 am-11:50 am Room B:

12:00 pm-1:00 pm Room A:
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Room B:

1:00 pm-2:30 pm:  Lunch Break

2:30 pm-4:00 pm Room A:
2:30 pm-4:15 pm Room B:

4:30 pm-6:00 pm:  REHEARSAL with Teaching Artists to prepare for performance at Saturday Night Concert

7:00 pm-8:30 pm:  Dinner for our Teaching Artists at local restaurant. Location TBA

FRIDAY JUNE 29
10:00 am-10:15 am - Warm Up for Intensive Program participants and Teaching Artists

10:20 am-11:50 am - Room A:
10:20 am-11:50 am - Room B:

12:00 pm-1:00 pm - Room B:

10:00 am-1:00 pm - Rehearsals as needed for all Residency Artists & Intensive Participants

1:00 pm-2:00 pm - Lunch for Residency Artists


8:00 pm:  FRIDAY NIGHT MASTERS CONCERT - Diana Wortham Theatre  
               12 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801  828-257-4530
Tickets: here
Asheville Percussion Residency Ensemble
performing the collaborative efforts and compositions of the Teaching Artists. Innovative percussion pieces are created during a 5-day Artist Residency.
Featuring: Residency/Performing Artists


SATURDAY JUNE 30

WORKSHOPS - Free and open to the public. Register for free ticket here. Check back before for last minute schedule updates.
Odyssey Community School  90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801

10:00-11:15 am Room A:
10:00-11:15 am Room B:

11:30 am-12:45 pm Room A:
11:30 am-12:45 pm Room B:

12:45-2:00 pm:  Lunch Break  Food Vendor - Cecilia's Kitchen

1:00-1:50 pm:  FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT

2:00-3:15 pm Room A:
2:00-3:15 pm Room B:

3:30-4:45 pm Room A:
3:30-4:45 pm Room B:

5:00-6:15 pm Room A: 

6:30 pm:  Dinner break:  Food Vendor - Cecilia's Kitchen

8:00 pm:  An evening of informal Solo Performances and Jams by our world-renowned Residency Artists and guests will be Saturday June 30, at 8:00pm at the Odyssey Community School. A separate  ticket is required.

*Browse vendor booths for percussion instruments and other musical offerings
*Enter the Silent Auction. 


SUNDAY JULY 1
Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801

12:00noon-1:30pm:  Sound Meditation
Tickets: here
Relax and rejuvenate to the soothing sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gongs, Hand Pans, and others. 
Bring a yoga mat if you would like to lie down.

1:30pm:  Silent Auction results and announcements


MONDAY JULY 2
Doumbek Focus All Day Workshop with RAQUY DANZIGER - DAY 1
Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801

10:00 am-1:00 pm:

1:00 pm-2:30 pm:  Lunch Break

2:30 pm-4:30 pm:

TUESDAY JULY 3
Doumbek Focus All Day Workshop with RAQUY DANZIGER - DAY 2
Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801

10:00 am-1:00 pm:

1:00 pm-2:30 pm:  Lunch Break

2:30 pm-4:30 pm:

WEDNESDAY JULY 4
Private Lessons with RAQUY DANZIGER
Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801

Please email ashevillepercussion@gmail.com to inquire.


Thank you all for spending this time with us. We appreciate you. See you next year!
In Rhythm,
River, Tom & Rima


This project is funded in part by the GRASSROOTS ARTS PROGRAM of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, through the Asheville Area Arts Council

This event is funded in part by the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority’s Festivals
and Cultural Events Funding Program.

*Through the weekend there will be a Collaboration Room for participants to jam with each other and the teachers*

VENDORS:

 There will be VENDORS selling drums, musical instruments, art, and food.

COOPERMAN DRUMS - CAROLINA DRUMWORKS - DREAM GUITARS
SKINNY BEATS TMF CAJONS - HANDS ON FIRE
 GYPSY QUEEN CUISINE - CECILIA'S KITCHEN - THE HOP  
DONNA DANTZLER HENNA HANDPAINTED DRUMS
 MEDICINE WIND FLUTES - BRR CAJONS

DRUM SWAP:

During the Intensive Program there will be a booth where you may swap ANY unwanted drum gear for something that you may need.
 

THINGS TO BRING:

Bottled water/drink, snacks (some will be available), Blanket/Chair for Friday night bonfire,  phone with charger, camera, comfortable shoes, your ticket, something to take notes with, yoga mat for sound meditation


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