BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Washington College//NONSGML v1.0//EN X-WR-CALNAME:Washington College Events BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20130310T070000 RDATE:20130310T070000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:STANDARD TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20131103T060000 RDATE:20131103T060000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20131001T173000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20131001T183000 LOCATION:"The Egg" Center Stage at Hodson Hall Commons GEO:39.218078;-76.068043 SUMMARY:The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Bata Drumming: Aesthetics\, transmission\, Bonding\, and Creativity DESCRIPTION:*****     \n\n      Afro-Cuban batá are "talking drums" that express the epic mythological narratives of the West African Yoruba deities known as orisha. By imitating aspects of speech and song and by metaphorically referencing salient attributes of the deities\, batá drummers facilitate the communal praising of orisha in a music ritual known as a toque de santo.\n\n      Dr. Kenneth Schweitzer is Associate Professor of Music and Concert Series Advisory Council Chair\, and Department of Music chair at Washington College. His research and performance expertise focus on Afro-Cuban music\, particularly the sacred batá drumming that accompanies the possession rituals of the religion known widely as Santería.\n\n      Dr. Schweitzer holds a Master of Music in Ethnomusicology and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion from the University of Maryland. His recently published doctoral dissertation is now a book titled The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming: Aesthetics\, Transmission\, Bonding\, and Creativity (2013\, University of Mississippi Press). \n\n      This festive event\, cosponsored by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience\, will also include a Caribbean-themed reception and book signing.  X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

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\n      Afro-Cuban batá are "talking drums" that express the epic mythological narratives of the West African Yoruba deities known as orisha. By imitating aspects of speech and song and by metaphorically referencing salient attributes of the deities, batá drummers facilitate the communal praising of orisha in a music ritual known as a toque de santo.\n

\n      Dr. Kenneth Schweitzer is Associate Professor of Music and Concert Series Advisory Council Chair, and Department of Music chair at Washington College. His research and performance expertise focus on Afro-Cuban music, particularly the sacred batá drumming that accompanies the possession rituals of the religion known widely as Santería.\n

\n      Dr. Schweitzer holds a Master of Music in Ethnomusicology and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion from the University of Maryland. His recently published doctoral dissertation is now a book titled The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming: Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity (2013, University of Mississippi Press). \n

\n      This festive event, cosponsored by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, will also include a Caribbean-themed reception and book signing. \n

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