Join us for the 6th Annual Asheville Percussion Festival celebrating a ‘Mosaic of Rhythm.’ Learn to play rhythms from various world traditions and listen to the sounds of masters playing a wide variety of instruments from around the globe. The festival will feature fifteen world-renowned artists, 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, whose playing the New York Times described as “wizardry on a range of humble frame drums.” On Friday, June 30, come to Odyssey Community School from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. for a FREE community event. Meet and greet festival artists and listen to solo demonstrations. Engage in community drumming. Browse vendor booths for percussion instruments and other musical offerings and enter the silent auction. On Saturday, July 1, come to Odyssey Community School from 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. to participate in FREE drumming and dancing workshops, eat at Ceci's Culinary Tour food truck for lunch, shop at the vendors, and enter the silent auction. Saturday night, July 1, at 8 p.m., the the guest teaching artists will perform an exhilarating Masters Concert at the Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. They will premiere original collaborative compositions created during the residency week. Sunday, July 2, at noon there will be a soothing Sound Meditation at Odyssey Community School to conclude the week long festivities. Odyssey Community School is located at 90 Zillicoa St., Asheville. The festival also features a week-long Intensive Program for both Emerging and Intermediate/Advanced drummers, beginning on June 26.