- Chinese Name: 朱宗慶打擊樂團
- Year of Establishment: January 1986
- Did You Know That… ?
- The clattering of drum sticks heard in "Nine Songs” staged by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre were recorded by Ju Percussion Group.
About the Group
Heralded as the first percussion ensemble established in Taiwan, Ju Percussion Group (JPG) has since performed in over 25 countries and is credited for putting Taiwan on the world music stage. (read more)
Troupe founder Ju Tzong-ching is one of the principle driving forces behind the popularity of percussion music in Taiwan. (read more)
- "Energetic, meticulous and painstakingly choreographed, JPG's performance kept attendees hostage during their mostly-instrumental repertoire. Right off the bat, we were surprised by their post-modern jazz leanings which defy our assumption that these Taiwanese musicians would perform traditionally-inspired material.” ― Malaysia'sDaily Seni
- "The marimbas, xylophone and some of the drums were Western, but if there was a common identifying bond in this music it was the energy ― the delight in sheer muscular extroversion ― with which they were struck. Drumming became, despite carefully engineered rhythmic patterns, a personal thing, a form of catharsis certain to flush out spiritual and physical poisons at the end of any trying day.” ―The New York Times