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Chicago-area immersion school adds Chinese drumming to the mix

September 9, 2013

A Chinese Immersion language program for a Schaumburg elementary school’s youngest kids has opened the door to a variety of cultural opportunities for the entire student body.

On Thursday, Campanelli School received five new Chinese drums donated by the Taiwanese Overseas Compatriot Affairs Council, then students watched a performance on them by the accomplished players of the Westmont-based Cheng Da Drum Team.

The donation paves the way for yet another Chinese cultural-based afterschool program, joining others already focused on music, dancing and acrobatics.

Minister Steven Chen of the OCAC and Director Roy Yen of the Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago made the ceremonial donation to the school along with the presentation of a Taiwanese tea set to Campanelli Principal Steve Kern.

Please read more here. There’s also a nice video of the group drumming at the school.

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