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Grammy winners bring percussion and dance to Houston this weekend

Third Coast Percussion and Movement Art Is combine forces for a show through Performing Arts Houston


Third Coast Percussion


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“A natural affinity” is how Third Coast Percussion member David Skidmore describes the relationship between percussionist and dancers.

That affinity will come to life at the Wortham Center this weekend (Friday, May 5th) via Performing Arts Houston as the four-member percussion ensemble performs alongside dancers from Movement Art Is, a dance organization founded by Jon Boogz and Lil Buck.

The program will consist of original works written specifically for Third Coast Percussion by composers Tyondai Braxton and Jlin, as well as arrangements of pieces by Philip Glass.

In the audio above, Skidmore talks with Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn about the collaboration and the unique elements of the music they’ll be performing.

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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