Roots of Rhythm

Roots of Rhythm to tour West Tennessee schools Sept. 27-28

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Percussion Ensemble will take its Roots of Rhythm performance on tour to six elementary schools Sept. 27-28.

The ensemble will give private performances Sept. 27 at Medina Elementary School, and Pope and East elementary schools in Jackson. The tour will also visit Yorkville Elementary School, Union City Elementary School and East Calloway Elementary School in Murray, Kentucky, on Sept. 28.

Roots of Rhythm is a unique percussion performance that uses world history, geography and music to increase cultural awareness. The ensemble displays a global perspective in an energetic performance, using a variety of instruments native to countries such as Trinidad and Tobago, Zimbabwe, Mali, Brazil and others.

Parents interested in attending private performances at their child’s school should contact the school directly regarding guest attendance.

For more information on the Roots of Rhythm performance or to book a future tour date for your school, visit


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