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‘Roots of Rhythm’ concert set at UTM

‘Roots of Rhythm’ concert set at UTM

The University of Tennessee at Martin World Percussion Ensemble will be performing, “The Roots of Rhythm,” with two shows at noon and 7:30 p.m., Feb. 22, in Watkins Auditorium, Boling University Center. 

The UT Martin World Percussion Ensemble performs regularly for schools and communities with the presentation, “The Roots of Rhythm.” 

The presentation provides a multi-sensory performance, encouraging students to observe how differing societies are formed and interact through music. 

Brazilian, African, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Cuban ensembles also perform on traditional instruments during the program, demonstrating the migration of rhythm through the slave trade. 

Admission for the performance is $5 per person and free for children seven and under. Group discounts are available.

For more information, contact Dr. Julie Hill, associate professor of percussion, at 731-881-7418 or

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