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

Daily Herald report – February 18, 2018

Lake Zurich, Illinois – 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.

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

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