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Experience ‘Percussion on the Greens’

For Release Upon Receipt - March 14, 2016

St. Augustine

The UWI Percussion Ensemble, one of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts’ (DCFA) most unique rhythmic ensembles once again presents Percussion on the Greens, a concert that will be held in collaboration with The UWI’s Guitar and African Drumming ensembles this year. The performances will take place on ‘The Greens’ at the DCFA on Gordon Street, St. Augustine from 3:30pm next Saturday, March 19.

The event is being held picnic-style and patrons are invited to walk with their blankets to experience the plethora of interesting combinations of traditional and ethnic percussion instruments, all orchestrated to challenge one’s imagination of different percussive timbres. The combination of instruments range from tuned percussion (concert bells, xylophone, vibraphone, marimbas, chimes and timpani), to battery percussion (drums, and auxiliary percussion). One can expect a variety of musical genres that feature rhythmic and melodic percussion pieces specifically composed for percussion ensembles.

Admission is reasonably priced at $60 for adults and $20 for children. Refreshments will be on sale at the venue. For further information contact the DCFA at 663-2141, 645-1955 or email



About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI)