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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

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Garrison Reed, a sophomore music education major, plays the “Reflection Canon” by Kieffer on the vibraphone at the Percussion Ensemble Concert Tuesday night. The Reflection Canon piece consisted of four parts including “There is Light for One Year,” “The Smallest Become the Tallest,” “Flying” and “Knowledge of Eternity.” The focus of the concert was Afro-Cuban music.

Afro-Cuban music highlighted by ensemble

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 26, 2021

The Percussion Ensemble held their first concert of the season Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The ensemble is directed by Professor Jamie V. Ryan, associate...

Valerie Naranjo, a Saturday Night Live percussionist, joins the West Percussion Trio to perfom a show in the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts center on Tuesday evening.

Saturday Night Live percussionist, professors perform African music

Shameia Perkins, Contributing Writer April 9, 2019

Saturday Night Live percussionist Valerie Naranjo performed and lectured Tuesday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center along with the Africa->West Percussion Trio. Before the show began, Naranjo and the...

Saturday Night Live percussionist to perform, lecture on African music

Logan Raschke, News Editor April 8, 2019

Valerie Naranjo, percussionist for Saturday Night Live, will perform and lecture about African music exploration and women’s studies Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Naranjo will join...

Anders Frank, Selena RIngberg and Chris Aghaei sing alongside Director Jamie Ryan in a traditional Afro-Cuban performance.

Percussion ensemble performs spring concert

Dara McGee, Contributing Writer April 2, 2019

Eastern’s Percussion Ensemble put on their annual spring concert for the 2018-2019 season. The concert took place Tuesday night at 7:30 in the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The...

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