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VIDEO, PHOTOS: 'Beat Blossom' blooms at Artpark

by jmaloni
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 06:55 pm
`Beat Blossom` performance
"Beat Blossom" performance
Internationally renowned percussionist Cyro Baptista collaborated with Buffalo-based sculptor Shasti O'Leary Soudant and students from the University at Buffalo to create a colorful, interactive work called "Beat Blossom." Both were on hand to officially debut the sound-generating instrument on Sunday at Artpark in Lewiston. A dedication ceremony and concert took place inside the Percussion Garden.
Baptista worked with members of the community on an original musical composition for the event. They were joined by pianist Brian Marsella, Billy Martin (of Medeski Martin & Wood), UB Percussion Collective and The Slyboots Circus.
The interactive "Beat Blossom" is free and open to the public.
Artpark is located at 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
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