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Composer to present workshop, concert, April 22

Daniel Bernard Roumain, also known as DBR, will present a workshop and concert on campus Friday, April 22. Often described as "Beethoven meets Lenny Kravitz," this African-American composer/musician of Haitian descent seamlessly blends funk, rock, hip-hop and classical music.

His presentations will focus on one of his latest projects, "24 Bits: Hip-Hop Studies and Etudes, Book 1." Performed by DBR on violin, piano and laptop, these musical vignettes explain, examine and express aspects of hip-hop music from rhythm to timbre to form.

DBR's workshop is scheduled for noon in the McAlpin Concert Hall, Woolworth Hall. The free concert will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

The events are sponsored by the Program in African-American Studies, the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Music. For more information, call (609) 258-5180.

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