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Harrison Elementary Students Hear Japanese Drummers

The Percussion Performance Players from Japan performed for students at Parsons Elementary recently. Photo Credit: Harrison School District
Students from Parsons Elementary were able to participate in the performance with the Percussion Performance Players. Photo Credit: Harrison School District

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Students from Harrison's Parsons Elementary School were recently treated to a unique musical showcase from the Percussion Performance Players from Japan. 

Kazuhiro Akiba, Naruo Kimura, Yuuka Motoda, Kodue Yamaguchi and Kazunori captivated the students with their use of unusual instruments, complex rhythms and dynamic showmanship.

Students were also able to join in the performance by testing their skills on the instruments as well as contributing their own beats and movements.

“The concert was engaging and a lot of fun,” Principal Mark Woodard said in a statement. “It was meaningful for our students on a number of levels, as they were able to see a former student return to Parsons in this platform.”

Click here to watch a video from the performance. 

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