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Students drum to African beat

Students drum to African beat
Steve Biondo, far left, leads his students, Brooke Ball, Paola Portillo, Christine Serrano, Christian Robles and Zac Florez through a West African drumming lesson. The unique sounds and rhythms can be heard outside of the Hanawalt House during the week as the new drumming class meets every Wednesday. Biondo teaches traditional drumming techniques to three different groups throughout the day. / photo... 

West African Drum Ensemble brings full house

Traditional rhythms are explored in the drumming group’s performance. Marla Bahloul Arts Editor Crowds gathered in the Dailey Theatre to witness Steve Biondo’s musical masterpiece, the West African Drum Ensemble as they entertained students Wednesday. The music department brought together both drumming classes to make this event possible and explored the traditional rhythms of what was once... 


Drum Ensemble The La Verne West African Drum Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. on Wednesday on the main stage of Dailey Theatre. Through the semester, Steve Biondo, director, has taught students the values and traditions tied to the instruments used in his class. General admission is $5. Students get in free. For more information contact the music department at 909-593-3511, ext. 4921. Vocal Ensemble The... 
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