Thursday, November 15, 2007

BPL@Night Presents the Get Rhythm Experience

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For the December edition of BPL@Night, the Birmingham Public Library presents the Get Rhythm Experience, presented by seasoned performer John Scalici. Mr. Scalici was born to drum. He helped found two nationally touring bands, Gravy and junkyardmen. Blues Revue and Blues Access Magazine called junkyardmen one of the best live blues bands in the country.

For the Get Rhythm Experience at BPL@Night, John Scalici will be accompanied by Daniel Long, Christopher Johnson, Jay Burnham, Justin Wallace, and Sans Pointe Dance Company.

The Get Rhythm Experience is a collaboration of drummers, percussionists and dancers. The group was created by Scalici, who is a drum circle facilitator, musician, clinician, and teaching artist. The group will perform original compositions which blend urban voices and sounds with world-beat influenced rhythms from West Africa, the Middle East, and Brazil.

In 1999, Scalici started the Get Rhythm programs as a way to share his passion for drumming and rhythm in communities everywhere. According to him, his program was designed “to empower its participants to discover the universal language of rhythm.”

John Scalici has taken his programs across the country as well as oversees to Asia. He has written many articles on the subject of drumming. The scope of his work is wide-reaching and he conducts a variety of Get Rhythm programs. Mr. Scalici is a vibrant and enthusiastic performer and this special library performance will be sure to please.


Where: Birmingham Public Library’s Atrium at Central
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2007
Cost: Free

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