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Percussion show brings world's sounds together

Three Eugene ensembles will bring the music of Africa, South America and Asia together on one stage in `Rhythms of Mass Percussion: The Beat of Three Continents.'

The percussive performance will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at Agate Hall, 1787 Agate St.

Zambuko Marimba will offer African music from Zimbabwe. Gamelan Sari Pandhawa will play the instruments of Central Java. And Samba Ja will drum up some Brazilian sounds.

The special guest artist is Giancarlo Guerrero, music director and conductor of the Eugene Symphony Orchestra. He will play the cuica, a Brazilian friction drum, and conduct a number featuring all three groups.

Admission is $10, $5 for students younger than 18 and seniors. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free.

Downtown revs up for family St. Patrick's Day

A Eugene Irish Cultural Festival, a citywide St. Patrick's Day celebration modeled after the alcohol-free New Year's Eve event First Night, is in the works.

Scheduled for March 13-14 at the WOW Hall, Cozmic Pizza and other downtown venues, the event will feature crafts, music by the Paperboys and other bands, a parade, Irish dancing, children's activities, educational opportunities and costume contests.

The event is being sponsored by the Eugene Community Partnership, a coalition seeking to unite the community and encourage children and adults to make healthful decisions regarding tobacco, alcohol and other drug use, and other risk behaviors.

For more information on the event, or to become a volunteer, go to www.eugeneirishfest.com or contact Mike Meyer atmmeyer@efn.org or 484-0858.

- The Register-Guard
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Oct 17, 2003
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