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Ju Percussion Group’s latest work combines percussion music with Peking opera to tell the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan

By Ho Yi  /  Staff reporter

Under the guidance of Lee, who has worked extensively in opera, the ensemble’s percussionists have undergone intense training since last August in order to familiarize their bodies with operatic movements and singing. Though it is a challenge to the musicians to adapt themselves to a different style of performance, Lee believes it is also simply a matter of knowing what is possible to guide the performers to express genuine emotions on the stage.

“We can’t skip the basics. It helps the musicians to deliver a similar emotional depth and intensity both musically and in operatic form,” the director says.

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