Drumming Between Worlds With Nationally-Known World Music Specialist Rex Benincasa

Saturday November 16, 2013: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Take a musical step back in time when nationally-known World Music Specialist Rex Benincasa demonstrates percussion instruments and techniques used during the 17th and 18th centuries when the New World influenced music in the Old World, and vice versa.

Rex has been a freelancing drummer and world music percussion specialist in New York since 1978. He is skilled at playing plays frame drums, darbouka, riq and hurdy-gurdy and has performed with many music, dance and orchestral groups including Flamenco Latino, The Washington Ballet, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Philip Glass, and Sesame Street. His Broadway appearances include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

This event is co-sponsored by the U-M Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments and the Virginia Howard Lecture Series - bringing opportunities for unique musical encounters with musicians and musical instruments from around the world.