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"Jazz, Hip Hop, and Poetry" with Ronnie Burrage set for Feb. 24

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As part of the 2014 African American Read-In Monday Marathon, Ronnie Burrage will present "Jazz, Hip Hop, and Poetry" on Monday, February 24, 2014 from noon - 1:00 p.m. in the Pond View Lounge of the Slep Student Center.

Percussionist, musician, and composer Ronnie Burrage is considered one of the best jazz musicians on the world scene today. He has played with Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Archie Shepp, and many others, and is featured on more than one hundred recordings.

"Burrage is not only known for his virtuoso ability with all forms of percussion, but as an innovative composer and program designer who can put together dramatic musical programs which are deeply educational and altogether entertaining. I am writing these things because I think more people need to know Ronnie Burrage, who has been on the scene, like they say, and has been saying something musically, at a very high level." - Amiri Baraka

The presentation is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and dessert will be served.

For more information about the African American Read-in, visit www.altoona.psu.edu/now/news.php?value=4472 online.

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