Tuesday, November 18, 2008

(fwd) Invitation to Attend a Local Performance

Yet another MMAC announcement I did not get. Thanks unsung stringers for keeping me - and the rest of my readers - posted. If the Arts Council would like this posted on the community calendar, someone will have to make it official by sending me something. Despite explicit statement to contrary, I'd hate to think being left out means "only arts council members are welcome" but have no way of knowing since pawning the crystal ball...

November is International Drum Month

--- On Mon, 11/17/08, Ray Terhorst wrote:
Hello all members of the Manzano Mountain Art Council,
Next Monday, Ricardo, will perform at the high school and elementary school. Ricardo has an assortment of drums from around the world. and he is spending the day playing and educating students. He comes from the Albuquerque area and has performed at the State Fair and other venues. He is well versed in the history as well as the playing of a variety of percussion instruments.

The public has been invited. Since the Art Council is sponsoring the event, I would like to personally invite you to attend one of the three performances. I have listed them below.

Monday, November 23rd....
9:29 AM High School (Not sure where on campus, probably the gym but check with the office)
10:23 AM High School
2 Pm Elementary School (Probably in the Gym)

Your Art Council works hard to provide education in the performing arts. Earlier this year the Woodwind Quintet performed at the high school and elementary school. Ricardo [?] brings his patience and understanding of children along with his talent on the drums. In April we have made arrangements for the Santa Fe Opera Company to spend a week at the schools, assisting the students in writing and performing an original opera. Not bad for little old Mountainair.

Of course, none of this could happen without assistance from New Mexixo Arts) in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts. I'll look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it next Monday, Ray


  1. oops - missed posting more about drumming performance at schools. If you missed the performance (like I did) or just want to learn more
    about African drumming, here are some links for you - including one to
    audio files.

    btw much Latin American music and poetry, Cuban (ie
    ) in particular owes much to African rhythms.

    Ricardo Sarto, member New Mexico African American
    Artists' Guild
    , African drumming, fabric works/ painter 4912 Pershing 87108 505-255-2410; has performed at many Albuquerque schools
    and is a regular at the New Mexico State Fair.

    African drumming, dedicated to West African drumming rhythms and percussion music from Senegal, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Guinea and particularly rhythms associated with Djembe, Sabar, and Kpanlogo drums. The site aims to be mainly educational and mostly informative.

    1 minute sections of 5 tracks in Mp3 &
    RealOne format
    that were recorded in villages of Senegal and Gambia.

    Music and Drumming Resources on the Web

  2. why don't you just ask arts council to send you announcements? don't they help promote events? that doesn't make sense.


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