Archive for Sunday, March 20, 2005

Group to perform island chants

March 20, 2005

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Drum Drum, an innovative contemporary group from Australia and the South Pacific, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at the Lied Center.

Based in Darwin, Australia, band members draw upon their diverse cultures and ancestry to create a unique fusion of traditional and original contemporary Papua New Guinean music. The members of Drum Drum formed the band in 1993 in Darwin, where they were all South Pacific University students.

Their philosophy of cultural maintenance achieved through creativity and their knowledge of Papua New Guinean music gave birth to a new sound, a mixture of invigorating island chants with highly energetic log drumming and dance with a strong influence of hip-hop and dub.

Tickets are public, $28 and $23; students $14 and $11.50; senior citizens (62 and over) $27 and $22; and KU faculty and staff, $24 and $20.

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