Torchlight Academy & Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center
PERCUSSION MASTER 3 COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
Juneteenth Week Event
Featuring The Legendary Bill Summers and Miguel Castro. Bill Summers, age 75 of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a multi-percussionist songwriter and bandleader of African, Latin, Cuban, Jazz, Funk, and R&B styling, who not only makes his own quality congas, bata, bongo and djembe drums, but who has performed, recorded, and toured with an incredible list of music greats.
He will lead a two-hour hands-on workshop for our local community exploring the methods of playing a variety of drums, drum styles, discussing the cultural roots of the instruments, successful performing and practice techniques and how custom-made instruments are constructed and tuned.
He will be assisted by Macon percussion master and educator Miguel Castro. Dominican Republic native Miguel Castro is one of the most sought after, widely accomplished and diversely talented percussionists in Georgia. In Macon, he has served as Director of Percussion Studies at Mercer University, as Director of Percussion Studies and Jazz Band at Middle Georgia State University and presently is also The Coordinator of Percussion and Assistant of Bands at Middle Georgia State University’s Cochran campus, and percussion coordinator of the Houston County School System.