World music at Belfast Free Library

Apr 12, 2018
Rob Duquette shares his world music expertise at schools, libraries and the University of New England.

Belfast — Local families are invited to round out their school vacation week Friday, April 20, at 3 p.m. with a hands-on, all-ages world music program at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

Through his many years playing and teaching, Rob Duquette brings a fun and culturally rich presentation of world music styles to all ages, showing through percussion how the different styles are built and what they mean to their cultures and ours. Children and adults participate with world music rhythms and concepts made accessible to their age groups.

Duquette is a multi-instrumentalist musician with an emphasis on drums and percussion. A full-time performer and music educator since 1998, he maintains an active gigging career between Boston, Portland and his own Gameroom Studios in Saco, where he regularly teaches drums, percussion and guitar. A classically trained percussionist, Duquette also teaches World Music, African Drumming and American Popular Music at the University of New England. His programs for children incorporate world musical genres and infuses important lessons about kindness, empathy and environmental responsibility. And some of the songs are just plain silly.

All library programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 338-3884, ext. 24.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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