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Roots of Rhythm

UT Martin's Roots of Rhythm will perform at SCC on Saturday.

Shawnee Community College, as part of its annual Homecoming and Day of Unity Celebration, is hosting a free concert that will feature music from around the world.

The University of Tennessee-Martin Roots of Rhythm group will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, the SCC main campus in Ullin.

According to a news release from the college, Roots of Rhythm's performance will include music as well as world history and geography. This particular program will explore the African Diaspora through music that has originated in or is related to Africa.

The performance will feature steel drums and tamboo bamboo instruments from Trinidad and Tobago, Shona marimbas and mbiras from Zimbabwe, djembes and West African Malinke rhythms from Guinea and Mali, Brazilian Samba instruments and more. The goal is to show how different societies interact through music.

Groups of five or more are asked to RSVP by calling 618-334-3260 or emailing

— The Southern

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