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Sunday, August 12 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Percussion Traditions Showcase

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Guitars and fiddles and accordions often get most of the attention
while those that keep the beat are kept (often literally) in the
background. In this showcase, we will feature the Indian Tabla (Vishal
Nagar), the Iranian Daf and Tumbak (Mehdi Darvishi), Merengue Tambora
(Peter Barzey) and Guira (Raul Villa Rojas) and Zydeco Rubboard
(Charles Fontenot).


Charles Fontenot

Rubboard artist with Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners
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Mehdi Darvishi

Mehdi Darvishi was born in 1981 in Karaj, Iran. Inspired by the music that his father listened to daily, he started learning to play setar (four-string lute) at 15, but the more he listened to the radio, the more he was drawn to the daf, a circular frame drum. Working half-time as... Read More →
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Peter Barzey

Percussionist with Joaquin Diaz
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Raul Villa Rojas

Guira player
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Vishal Nagar

Indian Tabla player, with Hasu Patel

Sunday August 12, 2012 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Abbot Stage 222 Abbot Road, East Lansing, Michigan

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