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|Location||Carswell Concert Hall|
|Date||Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm|
David Pleasant is a multi-faceted percussion virtuoso, rhythm effects vocalist, avant-garde performance artist, Storyteller and lecturer who specializes in African-American traditions. Born in Savannah, GA and raised in MacIntosh County, Pleasant grew up immersed in the rich Gullah!Geechee (Georgia and South Carolina Sea Island) culture, which thrives in that area. The Gullah culture, particularly juba, hand jive, pattin', 'rhappin" and shout has played a major role in the development of David Pleasant's RjddimAthonl, a performance and teaching method developed from a synthesis of African, Caribbean and African American musical traditions. Using assorted drums, cymbals, tambourines and marimbas, as well as the body percussion rhythms of shout, juba, and jive, RiddimAthonlaims to get everyone singing, dancing and clapping.