Monday, 30 November 2009

Evelyn Glennie plays 'Maple Leaf Rag'

One of the good things about 'YouTube' is that not only are there many many videos on that website of what happened today, yesterday, last week but there are also plenty of others dating back years, decades even and this is one of the latter category.

I dare say some people will have forgotten about percussionist Evelyn Glennie who, in the UK at least, seems to have dropped below the radar. Here she is playing her xylophone on Japanese TV way back in 1991 according to the info added by whoever put it on YouTube. The tune is 'Maple Leaf Rag' which she plays with great flair - you get the feeling that the support band have a job keeping up with her! Just have to smile at her hair and what she decided to wear for this occasion!

By the way just in case you didn't know or had forgotten: Evelyn Glennie lost her hearing when she was a child. Yes this amazing performer is deaf!!

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