In collaboration with Very Mainstream Studio and partially sponsored by the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, the Ju Percussion Group presents "We need Ju" - a video series project aimed at a global audience in celebration of the group’s 35th anniversary.
The video series consists of seven thematic short videos that show the connections between percussion music profession and work, life and all sectors of society, including the art of instrument handling. Each feature video echoes the Ju Percussion Group's dream of "enhancing the wide interest in percussion music in Taiwan" and helping people in Taiwan enjoy the power of percussion music, not only in the theater, but also in their daily life.
The founder of the percussion group Ju Tzong-ching(朱宗慶) said he is convinced that there are much more potential for Taiwan’s percussion music to expand its space, and create added values for all sectors of life, thereby instilling endless vitality to our society. He is confident that the group's active performances around the world will become a famous "Made in Taiwan" product.
Two of the videos are currently available to watch on the official website and YouTube channel of Ju Percussion Group, while the remaining five films will be released before the end of this year.
Well-known around the world for their innovative blend of East and West, traditional and contemporary, Ju Percussion Group is a theatrical music percussion group consisting of members who possess masterful virtuosity in playing Western percussion instruments, as well as Chinese gong drum music and other forms of Asian traditional music. The group has commissioned the creation of as many as 243 pieces.