ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series will partner with “Bands on Broad” in
Middlebourne on Thursday, August 23, for a concert by steel drummer
The free concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the town gazebo,
located at the corner of Main and Broad streets. Food will be
available for purchase, provided by the Middlebourne Volunteer Fire
Department Auxiliary. ArtsLink’s Summer Coffeehouse series is
sponsored by the Wetzel County Convention and Visitors
Dan has been a drummer for over 20 years, performing all over the
world in every setting imaginable. He began his journey into the
music of the Caribbean and Africa at West Virginia University.
While obtaining his Masters in Music Performance, Dan regularly
performed under the tutelage of Ghanaian master drummer Dr. Paschal
Younge and in the steel band of pan master Ellie Manette, who is
credited as the father of the modern day steel drum instrument.
Dan’s musical passage continued from there to Ghana, West Africa
where he studied traditional African drumming and dancing, and to
the Caribbean island of Trinidad, where the amazing history of the
steel drum began. Today Dan is a teacher, arranger, and performer
of steel drum music, including writing and performing in Caribbean
Traditions and Passport to Rhythm which are Gateway to the Arts
educational shows on the history of the steel drum and the
intermixing of percussion music from all over the world.
ArtsLink president, Barbara Vincent, comments, “We’re delighted to
present this talented drummer from Pittsburgh. Rain or shine, bring
a lawn chair and enjoy great entertainment!”.
ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever
possible. Persons with special needs may contact Donna Earley at
304-455-2278 to request assistance. Partial funding for “Bands on
Broad” is provided by the Stealey Community Fund, a component fund
of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc. Financial
support for ArtsLink activities is provided by West Virginia
Northern Community College, W E T Z/ W Y M J Radio, and Ohio Valley
For more information, call 304-455-2278.