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Published on February 28, 2014

Third Annual Transformation Through Rhythm Concert

February 28, 2014

Transformation Through Rhythm ConcertKishHealth System Hospice is sponsoring the third annual benefit concert, Transformation Through Rhythm, on March 16 at 3 pm in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Music Building, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. The concert will include the DeKalb High School Percussion Ensemble, the NIU Percussion Ensemble, NIU Bau-House, and the Harambee African Percussion Ensemble. KishHealth System Hospice hopes to raise awareness of both the local and global need for music therapy, bringing diverse groups of people from our community together through music, while giving young adults an opportunity to be of service by sharing their talents. Admission to the concert is free and donations are appreciated.

Proceeds from this special performance will help support KishHealth System Hospice’s music therapy program, which is largely funded through donations and grants, and will help support the Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice in Knysna, South Africa (KishHealth System Hospice’s sister hospice). Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice’s Transformation Through Rhythm program for children ages 13 to 17 whose parents were in hospice care, many of whom are now orphans from AIDS. They offer therapeutic drumming circles to help these kids deal with their losses and the harshness around them, as many live in extremely impoverished conditions.

For more information about Transformation Through Rhythm, call KishHealth System Hospice at 815.756.3000.

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