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Guitar and Percussion Ensembles perform Dec. 17 at NWC's Nelson House

Posted December 6, 2013
By NWC News Desk

POWELL, Wyo. - Two Northwest College ensembles will perform a diverse mix of classical, flamenco and African music at a 7:30 p.m. performance, Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the NWC Foundation’s Nelson House.

Under the tutelage of Ed Cook, the Guitar Ensemble performs Bach’s “Minuet in G” and “Now Let Us to the Bagpipes Sound” plus Lecuona’s familiar “Malagueña.” Ensemble students are Logan Michaels, Torey Moore and Zach Peabody.

Earlier in the semester, African master drummer and artist-in-residence Sowah Mensah conducted several workshops for students in the music department. The Percussion Ensemble carries forward some of that work with two musical styles of the Akan people of Ghana. They’ll perform “Adenkum,” a woman’s repertoire of songs teaching social values, with accompaniment on the calabash gourds, and “Devitukui,” played on the atenteben, a bamboo flute from Ghana. Joseph Jones, Britton Liedtke, Josh Roerig, Jordan Scheuerman and Kianna Shaffer make up the ensemble.

The Nelson House is located at 550 College Drive, across the street from the Northwest College Nelson Performing Arts Center.

Admission to this evening of guitar and percussion is free and open to the public.