High-Energy Dance, Body Music Fuse in 'Slammin' Performance
Posted: February 19, 2007
Slammin', an all-body band, will be performing a mixture of a capella singing, beat boxing, and body music at Denison University at 8 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 23) in Burke Recital Hall. The show is free, and seating is open, so come early. Slammin' is being sponsored by the dance department, the music department, the multicultural affairs office, and Vail guest artist funding.
Vail Guest Artist-in-Residence Keith Terry is the creator of the all-body band Slammin'. Terry, known as a percussionist, rhythm dancer, composer, producer, and ring master, began his career as a drummer for the Original Jazz Tap Ensemble before he found himself turning his drum patterns into hand claps and foot steps. His percussion became dance and his body the instrument, allowing for his own style of body music to emerge. He uses his body as the basis for exploring, blending and bending traditional and contemporary rhythmic, percussive and movement possibilities.
Slammin' is a new group from Oakland, Calif., that infuses body music with the rhythm of high-energy dance. The sextet consisting of Terry, Steve Hogan (beat boxer), Bryan Dyer (vocalist), Zoe Ellis (vocalist), Kenny Washington (vocalist), and Destani Wolf (vocalist) uses beat boxing and body music to punctuate their soulful sounds, contagious harmonies, and lightening-fast improvisations. They released their debut album in 2005. Slammin's deep roots in jazz, funk, and R&B give it a fresh and vibrant feel.
Terry will be in residency at Denison's dance department from Feb. 23 to March 4 to teach classes and set a body percussion work on students.
CALENDER LISTING: Denison University,Body music, dance, a capella voice, beat boxing performance by Keith Terry's group SLAMMIN'; 8 p.m., Friday (Feb. 23) Burke Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. Seating is not reserved. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or 740-587-6712 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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