Presents Dance and Drum Workshop

This Friday evening, “Fuego Tropical,” the MSUM  World Music and Percussion Ensemble, will present “From Trinidad to Tangiers: Steel Bands and Middle Eastern Frame Drums” in Gaede Theatre, MSUM Center for the Arts, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will also feature two very special guest artists: Shane Shanahan, NYC frame drum virtuoso from Yo-Yo Ma’s Grammy award winning “Silk Road Ensemble,” and the FM-based Middle Eastern Dance troupe, the Shimmy Sisters! It will be an unforgettable evening of steelpan, Middle Eastern drumming dexterity, and belly dance! On Saturday morning, Nov. 5, Shane and the Shimmy Sisters will present an open-to-the-public workshop in Fox Recital Hall for both middle eastern dance and frame drumming, from 10am-12noon. Admission to both events is FREE due to a generous grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.