African, Cuban cultures blend through music at Lake Zurich library

  • Anna Pansard, left, Jose Vega and Don Skoog play congas Sunday during a performance of the Contemporary Music Project Percussion Ensemble at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich.

      Anna Pansard, left, Jose Vega and Don Skoog play congas Sunday during a performance of the Contemporary Music Project Percussion Ensemble at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Mary Peete of Huntley holds her daughter, Emily, 2, as they listen to the drums during a performance of the Contemporary Music Project Percussion Ensemble on Sunday at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich.

      Mary Peete of Huntley holds her daughter, Emily, 2, as they listen to the drums during a performance of the Contemporary Music Project Percussion Ensemble on Sunday at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 2/18/2018 5:20 PM

The African influence on the culture and music of Cuba was on display Sunday when the Contemporary Music Project Percussion Ensemble performed at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich.

The ensemble featuring Donald Skoog, Jose Vega, Tim Amrein, Roberto Seif, Anne Pansard and Ed Brann entertained and educated almost 50 patrons of all ages with the performance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The group's interactive program showcased the history and music of the Carabali, the Congos, the Lucimi and the Arara. The Lucimi and Arara are ethnic groups in Cuba.

For more information on the Contemporary Music Project Percussion Ensemble, visit its website at contemporarymusicproject.com.

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