World Music Concert Series
The World Music Series presents musicians of international stature representing diverse cultures in a series of public concerts at Brandeis University. In the intimate setting of Slosberg Recital Hall, each concert invites the audience to experience the history, cultural memories - indeed, the heart and soul of a people through the autobiographical narrative of music.
Brandeis Tickets Tickets for the World Music Concert are $20 for the general public, $15 for the Brandeis community and $5 for students. For more ticket information and to purchase a ticket, call 781-736-3400 or go to http://www.brandeis.edu/tickets For more residency information, call 781-736-4867
A Taste of Ghana Drum & Dance from Asante, Ewe, Ga, and Dagomba Traditions
Curated by Ben Paulding (Brandeis University), percussionist and leader of Brandeis ensemble Fafali.
Concert: Friday, November 16 at 8:00 pm Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm Reception following the concert
Fall residency schedule Nov. 12 – 16
A Taste from Ghana will bring five world-class Ghanaian performing artists to Brandeis for a week of classes, workshops, and concerts. These musicians represent four of the major ethnic traditions of Ghana: Asante, Ewe, Ga, and Dagomba. These five artists will be brought together for the first time in history by Brandeis University to offer the campus and the community a holistic overview of Ghanaian music and culture. Together, they represent expertise in drumming, dancing, singing, language, and culture. The final concert, which is more of a concert 'experience' will be held in Levin Ballroom. This celebratory event will attempt to create a Ghanaian festival atmosphere inside Brandeis. Breaking down the traditional separation between audience and performer, seating will be organized in a rectangular format around a central performance space, and will feature food, a professional drum & dance troupe from NYC, and community performers. While Ghanaian Drum and dance performances are now common in American universities, it is quite rare for universities to present African music outside of the traditional western context of a formal recital hall.
The Notion of Melody – An Interweaving of Culture and Spirit
Led by Māori composer, Horomona Horo, Australian composer Ian Munro, and Chickasaw composer, Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate
Musicians: New Zealand violist Gillian Ansell, US violinist Judith Eissenberg, US cellist Rhonda Rider, and New Zealand/Australian violinist Wilma Smith
Concert: Saturday, March 30 at 8:00 pm Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm
Spring residency schedule Monday, March 25 – Saturday, March 30, 2019