The Liberal Arts Department presents North and South Indian Percussion Solos and Rhythm Theory, presented by renowned master of world percussion, the composer and author Jerry Leake. Leake is an artist who teaches percussion as well as writing books about it and producing CDs. He is the cofounder of Natraj, the award-winning world music ensemble, and he also performs with Club d'Elf and the Agbekor Society. His world-rock fusion octet, Cubist, has gained national recognition and released three CDs. On tabla, Leake has accompanied Ali Akbar Khan, Steve Gorn, Sharafat Ali Khan, and Chitravena Ravikiran, to name a few.
This master class and clinic will cover North and South Indian percussion solos, merging rhythm theory and practice, compositional forms and improvisation, tihai cadences and ginti number compositions, and alternate setups that combine cultures, instruments, and techniques.