Wesleyan Korean Drumming and Taiko Ensembles

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall


Wesleyan's Taiko Drumming Ensemble, directed by Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan, performs the thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming. The Korean Drumming Ensemble, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Jin Hi Kim, plays a variety of mesmerizing rhythmic patterns from the samulnori repertorie. Several dynamic and exciting styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary sounds from each culture.