LONE TREE, CO – With groundbreaking, innovative performances which include contemporary and traditional percussive music, Hands Percussion joins us from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Adorned with traditional colorful costumes, this high energy ensemble is so admired they are sought across the globe. Hands Percussion comes to the Lone Tree Arts Center to perform Drumbeat Inferno Sunday, March 22 at 7pm.

Hands Percussion (HANDS) made a bang in the music scene in Kuala Lumpur in 1997. Over the past few years, HANDS has been invited to perform overseas and have participated in the following international art festivals: Abu Dhabi, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, France, London, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Australia, and Qatar. The ensemble’s performances have been highly regarded and admired, as they endeavor to preserve their cultural heritage while introducing new dimensions to theatrical drumming by venturing into contemporary percussion music and exploring different cultures. The team has produced and performed extensively in the arts scene as well as at corporate events. Its art form has been described as contemporary theatrical drumming infused with Shigu (獅鼓) drums and diverse Southeast Asian musical instruments.

For Drumbeat Inferno the ensemble will be playing the Chinese Shigu drums, Malay gamelan, and other percussion instruments with music and choreography influenced by the different cultures in Malaysia.  Mat Din Hussin, a guest artist, from the popular Geng Wak Long Productions, will add elements of authentic Kelantanese music to the program.

Hands Percussion is led by Artistic Director Bernard Goh. Music Director is Ng Siu Yee, with Principal Drummer Jimmy Ch’ng. Jack Wan is Rehearsal Master. Performers are Tee Wee Lin, Tee Leong Hoe, Phang Jian Hao, Goh Kok Wei, Tan Zhe Hao, Yee Moong Hui, and Lim Pui Yi.

Hands Percussion: Drumbeat Inferno
Sunday, March 22 at 7pm
Tickets: $38-$48

Tickets may be purchased by calling 720-509-1000, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm or at www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.

Bellco is the Lone Tree Arts Center’s 2019-2020 Season Sponsor. This presentation is made possible in part thanks to the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, Colorado Creative Industries, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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