The Elon World Percussion Ensemble will present The Atlantic Crossing tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Love Court Amphitheater behind the Center for the Arts.
The World Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Jim Roberts, will present The Atlantic Crossing with special guest Felix Sanabria and Jason Aryeh. The ensemble will perform both West African and Cuban works to trace the lineage of African Diaspora from freedon to slavery. The ensemble is also honored to present, Felix Sanabria. A native of New York, Felix has been performing and recording for over forty years with such renowned artists and groups as Celia Cruz, Puntilla y su Nueva Generacion, Grupo Afro-Cuba de Matanza, Lazaro Ros, Eddie Palmieri, Tanya Leon, and others. Mr. Sanabria has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Symphony Space, among others, and has appeared at colleges and universities including Columbia, Rutgers, Brown, Wesleyan, Dartmouth, and more. As the musical director of the Afro-Caribe ensemble “Los Afortunados,” he conducts lecture/demonstrations for the NYC public schools.
Jason Aryeh is on the dance faculty at Elon and will dance the Mask of Peace. He is an Assistant Professor of Dance and a choreographer and artist scholar. His research interests include the infusion of modern techniques with West African dance movements/forms to dance training, choreography and performance. He teaches Modern I, II, III and VI , World Dance (West African Dance Styles).
The ensemble (Mus106G ) meets once a week on Thursdays 5:30-7:10 and is open to anyone in the student body. Tonights performance will feature spoken word poetry by Danille Williams. She will be performing original works, Homeland and The Crossing.
The Spring 2015 Elon World Percussion Ensemble