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Skins & Songs & Steps
Start Date: 10/25/2013Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Date: 10/25/2013End Time: 11:00 PM

Event Description:
Skins & Songs & Steps creates multitextured contemporary compositions that link the past and present, the ceremonial and the secular. This percussion, vocal, and dance event brings together Philadelphia’s Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra and Philip Hamilton’s Voices with dance forms including South Indian Bharatanatyam, West African, hip-hop, and hoofing (tap dancing). Voices is an a cappella choir that combines the influences of global vocal tones and techniques such as Tuvan throat singing, Congolese mouth clicking, Balinese monkey chant, and hip-hop’s beatbox with the singing styles of doo-wop, Bulgarian choirs, gospel, barbershop quartet, South African miners’ songs, and Gregorian chant. Spoken Hand is a 16-piece percussion orchestra that unifies the drumming traditions of Afro-Cuban bata, North Indian tabla, Afro-Brazilian samba, and West African djembe. The Steps component includes Viji Rao’s Three Aksha Dance Co., a West African/hip-hop duo from Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble, and some hoofing.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Room: LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre
Contact Information:
Phone: 610-328-8200
Skins & Songs & Steps

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