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Steel Drum Ensemble in Ithaca College World Music Festival

on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 15:13

Yesterday (Sunday, October 23rd), New Roots Steel Drum Ensemble performed in the first annual World Music Festival to be held at Ithaca College by their music department. David Ferreira and his steel drum students performed select works from their ever-developing reportoire, ranging from caribbean and southern tropical classics to an all-american Star Wars medley. Fearless and knowledge-bound leadership coupled with young fortitude and focus made this show extremely engaging. Our students in the ensmble have been dedicating their time to establishing pristine delivery with their assigned instruments, as was exmplified in the performance delivered in impeccable black, red, and white uniforms. The ensemble opened for world renowned groups such as CU's Taiko drummers, world traveling indian tabla players, and west african drum and dancers from around the globe. We're looking forward to the next opportunity to hear them!


Read more: Link to 'The Ithacan' Article