[WEBCAST] Drumming Up Hope with Ten DrumVIEW EVENT DETAILS
In partnership with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, Taiwan Academy, and Discovery Green
Taiwanese art percussion group Ten Drum performs live on Friday, May 22, with a special performance to pay tribute to healthcare workers in Texas and across the nation.
In an interpretation of the interplay between brightness and darkness, Drumming Up Hope will lead the audience through a creative interpretation of the cultural and natural beauty of the island of Taiwan, using Ten Drum's art to create a representation of a ray of hope piercing the darkness of these challenging times.
Join Asia Society Texas Center for this feast of lights and sounds in partnership with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, Taiwan Academy, and Discovery Green for this live presentation.
Asia Society at Home
Friday, May 22, 2020
9 p.m. Performance
About Ten Drum
The Ten Drum Art Percussion Group is a music troupe based in southern Taiwan that aims to promote local culture and invigorate Taiwanese percussion art. Founder Hsieh Shi developed an interest in playing drums since an early age. Feeling the need to create Taiwanese percussion music instead of borrowing from western elements and techniques, he established the Ten Drum Art Percussion Group in Tainan City in 2000.
The troupe members experimented with different stages of creation and gradually developed their own style after the first decade. While initially most of their creations took inspiration from Peking opera and Beiguan music pieces, Ten Drum began to create percussion music by using Taiwanese history, landscape, and culture as source materials, and started introducing Taiwanese-style pieces to the public in 2003. Two years later, the troupe had established its signature style that balanced the themes of power and harmony.
As a world-renowned troupe today, Ten Drum is a fixture of the annual Tainan International Drum Festival and works to strengthen the Tainan music scene. It also networks with percussion troupes from other countries and hosts concerts to promote Taiwanese percussion music, endeavoring to cultivate Taiwan into an island of percussion art one day.
Performing Arts and Culture programs are presented by Wells Fargo. Major support for Performing Arts programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Ellen Gritz and Milton Rosenau, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, The Hearst Foundation Inc., The Brown Foundation Inc., Mary Lawrence Porter, and the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, United Airlines, The Southmore, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in partnership with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, Taiwan Academy, and Discovery Green.
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