Drum Call and Friends pays tribute to
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Presented by Charlottesville Area Rhythm and Dance
Date:Saturday, January 8, 2011
Location: Charlottesville Area Drum and Dance, 401 East Market Street
Time: 6 p.m.
Please join Drum Call and Friends as they pay tribute to Dr. King with a community drum circle.
Charlottesville Area Rhythm & Dance provides affordable space where artists who use drumming as part of their art form can come together to teach, learn, and rehearse; exposing each other and the community to the diverse cultures that art represents.
William “Whit” Whitten, founder of CARD, received his B.S. in Physical Education from Virginia State College in Petersburg, VA. He has been teaching and performing African rhythms for 20 years in Charlottesville area schools and private foundations, as well as teaching African instrument making in the Summer Library Programs.
He toured Europe in 1996 for the US Dept. of Defense Overseas Program, as well as a personal 6 week pilgrimage to West Africa to study the traditions, arts, music and lifestyle there. Whit has been the Music Director for a Charlottesville based African Dance and Drum troupe named Chihamba for 8 years.
Read the recent Daily Progress article about Whit Whitten and his organziation, here.