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Percussion groups take a musical journey

File photo of percussion group

File photo of percussion group

The College's percussion ensembles will take audiences on a musical journey to warmer climates during an "Island-Hopping" concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22 in the Mitchell Auditorium on campus.

Join the performers for a virtual trip through the Caribbean islands and the ports of South America as they feature a variety of musical styles: Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Son, Batucada, and more. The energy and enthusiasm of this music is meant to get audience members ready for summer.

Special guests for the performance will include the Yabobo African Drum Group, who will perform "Yankadi and Makru" styles of West African dancing, and Michael McKenna, who will play the Mbira, a "thumb piano" that is a traditional musical instrument among the Shona people of Zimbabwe.

Tickets are $5. For more information, contact the Spotlight box office at or 218-723-7000.

The rest of the 2016-17 Music Department concert schedule includes:

-"Legends and Heroes:" Epic music from the St. Scholastica Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. April 25;
-"Spring Serenade" with the String Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles, 7:30 p.m. April 27;
-"Equilibrium" with the St. Scholastica choirs, 7:30 p.m. April 28.