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Release date: Jan. 9, 2001
Contact: Deb Hammacher, Assistant Director, 404-727-0644, or

Emory Hosts Percussion Workshop For Kids and Family Percussion Concert


Thamyris and the Atlanta Percussion Trio


Family concert and children's percussion workshop


Sunday, Jan. 21. Children's workshop: 1-2:30 p.m.; family concert: 4 p.m.


Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory.


$10 per child for the workshop, which includes admission to the family concert. Tickets to the family concert alone are $10 per person. Advance registration is required for the workshop by calling 404-228-1544. For other questions, or to purchase tickets to the concert alone, call the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050.

Members of the Atlanta Percussion Trio, Thamyris and DrummerMom will lead a hands-on workshop on Sunday, Jan. 21 for children ages 5-12.

The talented musicians leading the workshop have presented hundreds of programs for children at schools throughout the Southeastern United States as artists for Young Audiences of Atlanta. Children attending the workshop will see, hear and play percussion instruments from around the world. Enrollment is limited and
reservations must be made in advance by calling 404-228-1544. The cost is $10 per child and includes admission to the family concert.

Thamyris and the Atlanta Percussion Trio join together for the first time to offer an unusual concert experience for Atlanta families at 4 p.m. the same day. The program will feature percussion music from around the world, including the steel drums of Trinidad, marimbas of Guatemala, drums from Africa, and the found sounds of the "urban jungle." This child friendly concert will include audience participation.

The program for the concert is as follows:
• Miki, "Marimba Spiritual"
• Traditional, "Chinese Folk Songs," "Purple Bamboo," "A Girl Tends Her Sheep"
• Douglas, Kershner and Lawless, "Kitchen Samba"
• Guatemalan marimba music:
• Ramirez, arr. Kastner, "Tan Chucan el Pegro"
• Chavarria, arr. Kastner, "Juan Matalbatz"
• Perez, arr. Kastner, "Chichicastenango"
• Kershner, "Secrets of the Wind"
• Roberts, "Music for Steel Drums," "Iron Man," "Toco Band," "Mystery Band"

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