2018-06-08 / Community

African drummer to perform

South Portland Public Library will kick off its 2018 Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program with a visit from drummer Annegret Baier. Baier will demonstrate a variety of rhythm instruments rooted in West African music at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Main Library, 482 Broadway. South Portland residents and library cardholders of all ages are also invited to sign up for the Summer Reading Program after the event, or any time

In her solo performance, Baier plays a variety of percussion instruments including Djembe, Conga, Kpanlogo, Kalimba and Balaphone.

Baier grew up in Germany and received classical music training in violin, voice and piano from the University of Music in Stuttgart. She has studied with master drummers from Guinea, Ghana, Cuba and Brazil. She has done several residencies with her primary teacher, Famoudou Konate, in Conakry, Guinea.

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