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JIGU! Thunder Drums of China to perform at Idaho State University on Oct. 27

Posted October 6, 2010

Idaho State University’s “A Season of Note” series will present JIGU! – Thunder Drums of China at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall of the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

JIGU! in Chinese means to “beat or touch the drum.”  Hailing from the Shanix province, this world-renown company of drummers, percussionists and musicians can astound audiences in this ultra-sensory entertainment experience.  The fine art of drumming and percussive performance is indicative of the culture of the Shanix province.  Performances by JIGU! are deeply rooted in these folk origins, which are blended with many modern musical elements. 

 The Ensemble was founded in 1988 and they have performed in many countries including Denmark, Morocco, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. In 2007, JIGU! embarked on their very first North American Tour to great success and acclaim. Their sold-out shows were celebrations of Chinese music, culture, drumming and percussive arts, and fun. For more information on JIGU! Visit www.sroartists.com/artists/jigu/index.php.

Ticket prices are $32 main level, $28 upper level. Tickets can be purchased at the Stephens Performing Arts Center Box Office, open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., over the phone at (208) 282-3595, or online at www.isu.edu/tickets.com. They can also be purchased in-person at Vickers Western Stores in Pocatello or Idaho Falls.  The Box Office is open one hour prior to show times.

More information on other “A Season of Note” and Stephens Center events is available at www.isu.edu/stephens/.

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