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Tom Teasely - Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Drumming through Time and Space Tom Teasely

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 5:30 pm - Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Tom Teasely, Tom Teasley, described in the Washington Post as “a percussionist in the widest and most exuberant sense of the word,” presents a program at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the history of percussion. Join Teasely as he travels the Silk Road from Italy to China and the Sugar Trade Route from Africa to the Americas and explores the effect of these history-making journeys on drums and styles of drumming from around the world. Ancient instruments, such as the balafon, djembe, kilimba and frame drums, are also combined with recent advances in music technology including digital looping to give a comprehensive look at the history of this most ancient of instruments. Learn more about Tom Teasely and the history of percussion in the UM Libraries:

  Washington Post Reviews of performances by percussionist Tom Teasely

  Films featuring percussionist Tom Teasely

  Recordings featuring Tom Teasely

  Films, Books, and Recordings on the history of percussion