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Michael Gould

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Dr. Gould is a Professor of Music at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has received international recognition as a performer and scholar in the field of drumset, contemporary percussion performance, and pedagogy. He has performed and given clinics all over the world. He has also composed and performed music for a wide range of ensembles and venues from the Münich Opera and Ballet to National Public Radio. Currently, he is working with Henry Pollack, the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, on an installation entitled A World Without Ice.

Speaker’s Synopsis: Michael Gould will help explain some of the styles of music from Cuba and the context in which they are found. Styles will include the three types of rumba: Yambu, Guaguanco, and Columbia as well as the styles associated with Son such as Cha Cha Cha. The presentation will include a detailed look into how these musical styles relate to the Clave rhythm. Be ready to clap along! 

This is the fourth in a six-lecture series. The subject is Cuba: Our Neighbor in Transition. The next lecture in this series will be October 19, 2017. The title is Cuba – Primary Care and Public Health – Lessons Learned.
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  • $10 for an individual lecture, payable at the door, checks preferred. $30 for the entire lecture series, or $165 for an all-lecture package (10 distinguished lectures plus 33 Thursday lectures).

When and Where

Washtenaw Community College, Towsley Auditorium in the Morris Lawrence Building. 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI

October 2017

10:00am - 11:30am

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