Concert 8-9:30 pm, workshop 6:30 pm, in Takoma DC
Presented jointly by Carpe Diem Arts and FSGW: Evie Ladin's music has been described as "neotrad kinetic folk ? drawn from "the African roots in Appalachian music and dance. ? She is a Fulbright Fellow in Nigerian dance and plays clawhammer banjo; along with bassist and percussionist Keith Terry, she also makes "body music, which she describes: "Using the oldest instrument on the planet -- the human body -- we clap, slap, snap, step and vocalize our way through some very fun and funky, original and traditional rhythmic music. … Before people were hollowing logs and slapping rocks, they were using their bodies to stomp, clap, sing, snap and grunt their musical ideas. There are many traditional Body Musics in the world, from African-American Hambone and Flamenco Palmas from Spain, to Sumatran Saman and Ethiopian Armpit music. ? Evie is the executive director of the International Body Music Festival and Keith is the artistic director. Before their 8 pm concert, join them for a Body Music workshop! (Wear "comfortable clothing and clean sneakers or jazz shoes. ?) Suggested donation $15 concert, $25 concert + workshop. RSVP/directions: Busy Graham's e-mail (subject line: RSVP Feb 23).
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