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Percussion ensembles support hospices

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

DeKALB – KishHealth System Hospice is sponsoring its third annual benefit concert, Transformation Through Rhythm, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Northern Illinois University Music Building. The concert will include the DeKalb High School Percussion Ensemble, the NIU Percussion Ensemble, NIU Bau-House, and the Harambee African Percussion Ensemble.

KishHealth System Hospice hopes to raise awareness of both the local and global need for music therapy. Admission to the concert is free and donations are appreciated. 

Proceeds from this special performance will help support KishHealth System Hospice’s music therapy program and will help support the Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice in Knysna, South Africa. Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice’s Transformation Through Rhythm program is for children ages 13 to 17 whose parents were in hospice care. It offers therapeutic drumming circles to help these kids deal with their losses and the harshness around them, as many live in extremely impoverished conditions.

For more information about Transformation Through Rhythm, call KishHealth System Hospice at 815-756-3000.

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