Event — Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Percussion and the African Diaspora: A History of Innovation

Where: Smithsonian National Museum of American History

14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

When: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Details: Musician-educator Dante’ Pope leads a team of percussionists in a hands-on lesson about the instruments and innovations of the African Diaspora. From the hand drum to the drum kit to the electronic music production center, instruments have been developed along a line of innovation, giving rise to new opportunities for expression and experimentation. Dante’ Pope and his team of expert percussionists will be stationed throughout the Lemelson Hall of Invention and Innovation, giving interactive demonstrations and history lessons on a range of instruments. The team of musicians will then perform a free concert on the Coulter Stage.

This program is presented in collaboration with CapitalBop.

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