Asheville Percussion Festival Kicks Off This Weekend.
The first annual Asheville Percussion Festival will take place June 8th-10th, 2012 at the Creative Technology and Arts Center - Odyssey School in Asheville, NC. The mission is to provide a creative environment where percussionists of all traditions gather to explore, create and innovate.
The festival will be hosted by Asheville's ambassador to rhythm River Guerguerian. Workshop topics for all levels include performing, improvising, and composing taught by world-renowned teachers such as Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon's percussionist), David Cossin (who tours with STING) and other local and regional teachers. Following the workshops will be concerts for the community on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm.