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Renowned Korean drum ensemble to give free performance Oct. 29

Oct. 23, 2007

A formal concert of Korean traditional drumming titled "Eolsigu!" will take place at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Alumni Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Directed by Choi Jong Sil, the Percussion Ensemble Chung Ang (PECA) is a traditional percussion ensemble that presents drum, dance and song to audiences. PECA members have performed in Asia, Europe and Australia.

"The performance consists of drumming, dancing and costumes of South Korea," said Paschal Yao Younge, Ohio University associate professor of multicultural music education. "It shows how all the artists utilize the sound and their presence on stage. It's how drummers use their body to perform music and use the body as an orchestra of musical performance."

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the ensemble will give a performance and workshop from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Putnam Hall. This also is free and open to the public.

The visit is sponsored by Arts for Ohio, the College of Fine Arts, the School of Music, the School of Dance, International Student and Faculty Services, Residence Life and Off-Campus Living, the Center for International Studies, Ohio Valley International Council, Azaguno Inc. and the Ohio University Korean Students' Association.

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