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Keep a beat with free Japanese drumming workshop Jan. 28 at Eisenhower

The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State will host a workshop led by members of the Penn State Taiko club. Participants can learn how style and movement are large parts of Japanese drumming. The free workshop will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Eisenhower Auditorium lobby. Credit: Center for the Performing ArtsAll Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The public is invited to learn about the art of Japanese drumming through a variety of hands-on activities in a free Taiko Drum Workshop presented by the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, in the Eisenhower Auditorium lobby.

The one-hour workshop, offered in partnership with the Penn State Taiko club, will introduce participants of all ages to visual form, corresponding movement and style. The event is offered in conjunction with the Yamato: The Drummers of Japan performance of “Chousensha — The Challengers” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Eisenhower.

“I hope that when everyone comes together to have fun that their hearts are stirred up by the beats of the drums,” said Medora Ebersole, the center’s education and community programs manager.

No prior experience is required, and no advance registration is needed. Free parking for the workshop will be available in the Eisenhower Parking Deck.

This presentation is associated with the Center for the Performing Arts Diversity and Inclusion Collaborative. The University’s Equal Opportunity Planning Committee provides lead funding. Sandra Zaremba and Richard Brown provide support. Visit the Diversity and Inclusion Collaborative online for more information and a list of program partners.

For more information about the drumming workshop, contact Ebersole at 814-863-6752 or 

Learn more about the Yamato performance online.

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Last Updated January 09, 2018