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Coastal Carolina University hosts first percussion concert

March 26, 2004

Coastal Carolina University will present its first percussion concert, Feels Good, Sounds Good, on Thursday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.

This concert, which is free, will present both Western percussion music and what is known as world music from a variety of countries and with varying musical styles. The CCU Percussion Ensemble includes the CCU Steel Band, African Drum and Dance Ensemble, and the Japanese Taiko Ensemble, all new to the university and under direction of Kurry Seymour, director of percussion studies and Coastals assistant band director.

Forty CCU student musicians will be featured in the concert, along with the Conway Elementary School Percussion Groups under direction of Tim Peterman, and the Aynor Elementary Percussion Groups under direction of Connie Christie.

The Steel Band will be playing exciting music such as Hot Hot Hot, and Limbo Rock. The CCU Japanese Taiko Ensemble is a unique form of music that combines the movement of martial arts and upbeat drumming to create sharp movements and thundering sounds. The CCU African Drum and Dance Ensemble will be joining the Conway Elementary School Dance Ensemble to perform two dances entitled BaBoboand Kuku.

For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-2502.