Rhythms of the World: A Tribute to Black History

music notesPresented by the John M. Pfau Library, and the Black Faculty, Staff, and Student Association

With Presenters Rachel Day and Jayaton Thomas

Located in PL-4005

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Noon – 1 p.m.

Complimentary Parking Available (See Kiosk)

Presenter: Rachel Day, and Jayaton Thomas, drummer from World Class Entertainment. Rachel M. Day founded Big Brazos World Village in 1998. She has traveled around the United States selling instruments from different parts of the world. Having a musical background, mostly in classical music, has motivated her to realize how much children learn and grow with music as a tool. She currently is working with LAUSD teaching the importance of music and culture and how it enhances the child’s mind.

The lecture presentation will cover the following topics; along with an exhibit display.

-African Rhythms –Description of West African drums and percussion.

-History and Communication –Description of African music and how it has affected America to date.

-Traditional World Percussion – How it relates to African American music and history to date.

-Drum and Percussion Circle –Audience participation and demonstration.

If you have questions or would like to know more about upcoming events, please email Iwona Contreras at icontrer@csusb.edu or call (909)537-3447.

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