The Asheville Percussion Festival encompasses a whole week of fabulous events for lovers of world music, including immersive workshops in frame drum, doumbek, handpan, djembe, samba, marimba, gamelan, and more, as well as concerts and demos for those who enjoy listening more than playing. The festival begins Monday, June 24th and runs through Monday, July 1st. Complete schedule, details, and ticket sales can all be found at the Info page of our website:www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/info. This year's theme, Rhythms of Diversity, brings percussionists from around the globe to Asheville to share their musical expertise, including four-time Grammy Award winner, Glen Velez; rhythm vocalist, Loire Cotler; and Balinese Gamelan Ensemble from New York, Yowana Sari. We also welcome back Persian daf and tonbak player, Naghmeh Farahmand, and versatile musical prodigy, Adam Maalouf, as well as djembe player, Adama Dembele, from Ivory Coast and members of the Asheville-based Samba group, Zabumba. Check out the Residency Artists page on our website (http://www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/artists) to learn more about the stellar lineup of talent for the 2019 festival. These inspiring musicians will create original compositions during the week to perform in a Masters Concert on Saturday evening, June 29th, at Diana Wortham Theatre. Some of the featured artists will also offer workshops during the week-long intensive program and facilitate a sound meditation together on Sunday, June 30th, while several local musicians will facilitate the free community workshops on Saturday, June 29th. This year's Festival events, including the intensive program, are offered à la carte; create your own experience! This flexibility allows you to select the festival events you would like to attend, customized to fit your work and travel schedule.Complete schedule, details, and ticket sales can all be found at the Info page of our website:www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/info. ALL TICKETS ARE DISCOUNTED 15% UNTIL MAY 1. Please note: separate tickets are required for EACH event, including concerts and free workshops.
Schedule varies per day and per event. Please see the Festival INFO page on our website for dates, times, locations, and tickets