Steve Reich Celebration: Gideon Alorwoyie & Mantra Percussion
Professor Gideon Alorwoyie has been invited to play in New York City for composer Steve Reich’s 80th birthday celebration. Reich travelled to Ghana to study with Gideon in 1970, and his piece Drumming was inspired by this experience.
Prof. Alorwoyie was a child prodigy who became the first master drummer for the Ghana National Dance Company and he is the first African musician to receive tenure at an American university and the first one to become a full professor.
The event will take place December 10, 2016, 7pm, at National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St, Brooklyn. For further details, you may visit this link: http://www.worldmusicinstitute.org/event/20a276a00d774346e1154cd712777c34