Intercultural Residency Series
Fall 2018

A Taste of Ghana

Friday, November 16 at 8:00 pm
Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm
Reception following the concert

Artists will visit classes across campus, open to the community.

Attah Poku, Gloria Nyame, Francis Akotuah, Comfort Tetteh, Koblavi Dogah, and Ben Paulding
Bios for Ghana Residency


Monday, November 12

12:00 PM – 12:50 pm Slosberg Recital Hall
LING 100A – Introduction to Linguistics
Keith Plaster

2:00 – 4:50 pm (length of artist participation tbd) Venue TBD
THA 23A – Movement for the Stage I
Lindsey Genean McWhorter

5:00 – 6:20 pm Slosberg Recital Hall
MUS 87A – Music and Dance from Ghana
Benjamin Paulding

Tuesday, November 13

9:00 – 10:30 am (this class will continue after artists leave) Venue TBD
THA 40A – The Art of the Visual Narrative
Cameron Anderson

11:00 – 12:20 pm Slosberg Recital Hall
ANTH 80A – Anthropology of Religion
Ellen Schattschneider

2:00 – 3:50 pm Slosberg Recital Hall
CAST 150B – Introduction to Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation
Cynthia Cohen

6:20 – 9:30 pm Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC), Epstein Building
MUS 86A – Improv Collective
Tom Hall

Wednesday, November 14

12:00 – 1:00 pm Mandel Center Atrium
Informal performance

5:00 – 6:20 pm Slosberg Recital Hall
MUS 87A – Music and Dance from Ghana
Benjamin Paulding

Thursday, November 15

9:30 – 10:30 am TBD
Waltham Schools Presentation

12:00 – 12:50 pm Slosberg Recital Hall
IGS 10A – Introduction to International and Global Studies
Gregory Freeze

9:00 – 10:00 pm Venue TBD
Student Club: Brandeis African Students Organization

Friday, November 16

11:00 – 12:20 pm Slosberg Recital Hall
WMGS 5A – Women, Genders, and Sexualities
ChaeRan Freeze

12:30 – 1:50 pm Venue TBD
THA 109A – Improvisation for Theater: Acting Unscripted
Adrianne Krystansky

7:00 – 7:40 Venue TBD
Preconcert talk: Curator Benjamin Paulding
Ben Paulding is an American percussionist who extensively lived in Kumasi, Ghana, where he had over 200 performances with the Centre for National Culture and the Nsuase Kete Group. Currently based in Boston, he plays drums/percussion in Kotoko Brass, Air Congo, the Agbekor Society, and the Ahenema Cultural Group (NYC). Ben teaches at Brandeis University, Inspire Arts & Music, and Zumix, and is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team. He holds his Masters Degree in Ethnomusicology from Tufts University, and his BA in World Music Performance from UMASS Dartmouth. Ben’s research on Ghanaian music has been published in Rhythm! Scene, Discourses in African Musicology, and African Music Journal, and has been presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Northeastern Chapter for the Society for Ethnomusicology, and Analytical Approaches to World Music.

8:00 – 10:00 pm Levin Ballroom
World Music Concert: A Taste of Ghana
Please enjoy this celebration of music and dance with us – share our food and drink during the evening!

The 2016-17 MusicUnitesUS Intercultural Residency Series is supported in part by the Brandeis Arts Council, Music Department, the Waltham Public Schools and many other on and off campus supporters.

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Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for Senior Citizens and the Brandeis Community, and
$5 for students.