WESTMINSTER — McDaniel College student Paige Bleyer of Cambridge will perform in the Student African Drum Ensemble and "Making Rock" Showcase on Thursday, Nov. 21, at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. The performance is free and open to the public.

The Student African Drum Ensemble is under the direction of McDaniel music department faculty member Pape Demba "Paco" Samb, a "Senegalese griot," or West African historian, storyteller, singer, poet, dancer, and/or musician. Among the pieces that the group will perform are "Kuku," "Lambaa," "Macaru," and "Mengani."

The event also features students in the "Making Rock" course at McDaniel, who spent the semester learning how to play instruments in a real rock band setting. The course is taught by music faculty member Roxanne Wehking. Songs that the "Making Rock" students plan to perform include "Blitzkrieg Bop," "Wild Thing," "Johnny B. Goode," and "Twist and Shout."

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