It was a great honor to be a part of the Asheville Percussion Festival that happened June 15th-21st, 2015.
Teaching artists included Bashiri Johnson, Suphala, Monette Marino- Keita, Jeff Sipe, Miranda Rondeau, River Guerguerian, Adam Maalouf, Aparna Keshaviah, Billy Jonas, Brandi, Mizilca, Matthew Richmond, Kevork Guerguerian, and Emily Keebler.
In addition to all of these artists, Free Planet Radio and the Opal String Quartet performed on the Saturday evening concert, which was absolutely stupendous!
Among the many workshops presented, Mark Garner and Peter Levitov gave spoke on Handpans over the weekend and gave a number of new players to the opportunity to play their first handpan. Josh Rivera and Rusty James were also there sharing their skills.
Mountain Xpress wrote a lovely article about Sunday’s afternoon performance with Adam Maalouf, Kevin Spears, and Bashiri Johnson among others. The article features a video of Adam taking a test drive on a recently crafted Saraz F# Minor 13.
Thank you again to River and all of the crew that made this such a wonderful event! We are looking very forward to next year’s festival!