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University Percussion Ensemble goes global

by Tonya Durlach

Nov. 21, 2011 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO--The Western Michigan University Percussion Ensemble will perform global percussion grooves in a free, public concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Led by WMU music and dance instructor Carolyn Koebel, the ensemble will present a blend of tradition and improvisation, reflecting the changing face of percussion in today's music marketplace. The program features a sample of the rhythms and techniques the percussion students have studied this semester, including West African percussion, Japanese taiko drumming, Arabic percussion and Middle Eastern tambourine.

For more information, contact Meredith Bradford, concerts assistant, at or (269) 387-4678.