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Appalachian Percussion Ensemble Presents “The Sound of Doumbecs”

BOONE — “Snake Dancer” and “Hoodoo Root Doctor” will be performed during the Appalachian Percussion Ensemble concert April 9 at Appalachian State University. The performance by the School of Music ensemble is part of the school’s contemporary trends and features Middle Eastern percussion instruments.

“The Sound of Doumbecs” begins at 4 p.m. in the Rosen Concert Hall in the Broyhill Music Center.

The “snake” selections are part of a song titled “Twelve Squared?A Voodoo Tone Poem.” The 11-movement piece highlights voodoo drumming and is dedicated to composer John Cage.

“Medley of Arabic Dances” was arranged by Dr. Scott Meister, a member of the music faculty.

The ensemble is directed by Dr. Rob Falvo. Members are Joey Aycock, Heather Brown, Jeff Butterfield, Josh Day, Jon Elmore, Levi Harton, Nik Hope, Kathy Indermill, Pat Kellam, Krista Lapio, Jeff McMillen, Keithan Melton, Michelle Phipps, Sean Stover, Shirazette Tinin, Tim Walker and Colin Welch-McLoy.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the School of Music at 262-3020.