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CERRITOS - East meets West when the Ju Percussion Group comes to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) on Friday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m.
The show is sponsored in part by World Journal.
Tickets, ranging from $65-$30, are available at the CCPA Ticket Office and cerritoscenter.com or by calling (562) 467-8818.
Founded in 1986 by percussionist Ju Tzong-Ching, the Jue Percussion Group is the first percussion ensemble established in Taiwan. Embraced worldwide for its innovative blending of the contemporary with tradition, the band mixes up Western percussion instruments with Chinese gong-drum music and other Asian sounds to memorable effect.
The group members are "eager, active and highly competent performers," cheers The New York Times. The paper raved about the unmistakable energy and personalized drumming on display in the shows.
Over the years, the group has successfully fanned percussion fever throughout the world. With more than 100 performances annually throughout Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Americas, the Ju Percussion Group has garnered acclaim across the globe. The China Post raved about a recent "fascinating performance" that "left the audience cheering nonstop."
The ensemble has appeared in Washington, D.C., at the Quartier D'ete in Paris, the Budapest Spring Festival in Hungary, Japan's 2005 World Exposition; and the Chekhov International Theatre Festival in Moscow.
Ju Percussion Group's award-winning albums include "Keep the Fire Burning," "Mountain's Beat" and "Beat the Drum."
For tickets or more information on Ju Percussion Group at the CCPA, call (562) 467-8818 or go to cerritoscenter.com.
Published: Aug. 29, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 20