News Release: McDaniel College Student African Percussion Ensemble Nov. 30

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October 24, 2017

Oct. 24, 2017

Contact: Cheryl Knauer



Student African Percussion Ensemble performance is Thursday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., in Decker Center Forum at McDaniel College 

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College students perform in the Student African Percussion Ensemble on Thursday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. The performance, which is free and open to the public, takes place in Decker Center Forum at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. 

This is the premiere performance of the group, which is under the direction of McDaniel music faculty member Pape Demba “Paco” Samb, a Senegalese griot. Students include Libby Bowles of Gaithersburg, Md., Christina DeJoseph of Palmyra N.J., Sarah Edmonds of Quakertown, Pa., Wolfgang Kahan of Mount Airy, Md., Dylan Knoll of Bowie, Md., Andrea Magallanes of Silver Spring Md., Annie Marshall of Ijamsville, Md., Denis Montero de Jesus of Baltimore, Erin Nelson of State College, Pa., Ornella Ngameni of Riverdale, Md., Agut Odolla of Baltimore, Christian Reyes of Kensington, Md., Kyle Savick of Port Deposit, Md., and Marisa Stone of Gaithersburg, Md. 

The event also features the Super Ngewel African Drum and Dance Ensemble. The ensemble performs traditional Senegalese rhythms on authentic handmade instruments while incorporating dance and storytelling. 

For more information, call 410-857-2599. Visit for more information about the college and the music department. 

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McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary.