Drumming for the troops is subject for first ASC faculty lecture of 2008

(01-15-2008)

The Adams State College Faculty Lecture Series begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 in Porter Hall (the science building) room 130 with James Doyle, instructor of music, "Drumming Where? Adventures playing music in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other faraway places."

In the summer months of July and August of 2007, Doyle traveled throughout Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, Kuwait, and Djibouti, performing to diverse audiences - American and coalition service members, "third country nationals," the wounded, and African villagers. The six week journey involved travel through hostile locations via cargo planes, Blackhawk helicopters, Humvees, and land rovers, leading Doyle to numerous air bases, forward operating bases, and villages. The lecture will address personal reflections and observations on playing music around the Middle East and the Horn of Africa both inside and outside "the wire."

Complimentary light refreshments will be offered. All talks are free and the public is invited. For further information on the series of lectures, contact Dr. Robert Astalos, assistant professor of physics at 719-587-7821, or by email: rjastalos@adams.edu.

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