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Coastal Percussion presents World Music Concert

October 17, 2007

Coastal Carolina University will present a "World Music Concert" on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. The concert, which features four distinguished international musicians as well as Coastal's percussion groups, is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

This concert, the first of its kind at CCU, will feature music from Africa, Asia, Japan, Trinadad and Tabago, Cuba, Brazil and India. CCU student ensembles performing are the CCU STRYKE Taiko ensemble, African Drum and Dance ensembles, Grand Strand Pans Steel Band and the World Rhythms ensemble. Tim Peterman and the Conway Elementary School world music ensemble will also be featured.

Guest artists include:

* Paschal Yao Younge, a multi-talented African musician who performs/teaches world percussion music and dance forms internationally, specializing in styles from Africa or the African Diaspora. Paschal has shared the stage with many international performing artists and groups such as: Ju Percussion, Nexus, Global Rhythms World Music Ensemble, Micheal Burritt, Glen Velez and others.

* Srinivas Krishnan, a master percussionist from India, will play a variety of international instruments including the tabla, the ghatam, the Middle Eastern dumbek, the Irish Bodhran and the mridangam. He has played in more than 1,000 concerts in North America, Europe and Asia with such luminaries as Bob Schietroma, Grammy winners Horacio Hernandez, Eguie Castrillo and Glen Velez, among others.

* Steel drummer Tom Miller, of San Francisco, has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, Mexico, Japan and the Caribbean. His playing can be heard on recordings of artists such as John Denver and Allison Krause. Miller has served as guest clinician and performer at many universities.

* Percussionist Patrick Hernly has performed at many prestigious venues in the U.S. and abroad, including Lincoln Center, Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires) and the Hollywood Bowl. He has toured Latin America as a classical percussionist with La Orquesta Sinfonica de Guayaquil and the Lima Ballet, and has appeared in concert with Latin pop sensations Fonseca and Anais. As a featured percussionist with the Global Rhythms All-Stars world music ensemble, Hernly has shared the stage with such stars as mridangam maestro Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, Latin greats Jon Santos and Horacio Hernandez and percussion guru Glen Velez.

Prior to the performance, CCU student ensembles will work with the guest artists to learn the music to be performed at the concert.

Tickets for the performance may be picked up from Wheelwright Box Office Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. or prior to the performance. For more information call 349-2502.