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Go to the Memorial Chapel on Saturday  at 6:00PM for the premier performance of the Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America. It will be an extraordinary and moving concert of singing and instrumental music. The bandura has long been the voice and soul of Ukraine, its strings echoing the nation’s turbulent history. Structurally, the bandura is similar […]

On Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Crowell Concert Hall, Indian-born American violinist, singer, and composer L. Shankar was accompanied by Christopher Garcia on tabla for a concert as part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
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Vocalist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan was joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam, violinist Sandhya Anand, and Karthik Venkataraman on kanjira as part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan on Friday, October 28, 2016 on Crowell Concert Hall. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. […]

On Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Crowell Concert Hall, banjo and vocal duo (and husband and wife) Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn performed original music as well as Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber music, and blues. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

Inspired by Fete de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, the fifth annual MASH highlighted Wesleyan’s student music scene on Sept. 9. The 5 ½ hour concert, sponsored by the Center for the Arts, featured 22 bands performing at four different venues on campus including Olin Library, the North College Lawn, Center for the Arts and Foss Hill.

Musical acts included Slavei, Hari, Slender James, Birchbark, Fortune Plays Sax, Anna Savage, Sneaky Boy, MEG, Dinomanic, Yer Trash, the good lonely, Mom, Rui Barbosa, BOSSY, Lo-Qi, McCleary McCleary, Going Up North for the Weekend, Slouch, The Highlanders, Jal & Locus, Chef and El Niño. Each band performed for about 20 minutes.

On Friday, September 2, 2016, drummers and dancers representing several cultures led the incoming Class of 2020 in a once-in-a-lifetime performance on Foss Hill as students embodied dances from different world cultures during the “Common Moment” of New Student Orientation. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions […]

The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan A study of music in the everyday lives of U.S. troops and combat veterans. “A gifted interviewer, Lisa Gilman goes beyond stereotypes of the wounded American soldier by painting a complex and nuanced emotional portrait of contemporary soldiers’ lives, ones which the media rarely allow…

The Second annual Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter festival featuring live music, visual art installations, children’s activities, environmental education exhibits, food trucks, and a craft fair was held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Middletown’s Harbor Park. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography and […]

An All-Night Highlife Dance Party featuring the Abraham Adzenyah Tribute Band was held in celebration of master drummer Abraham Adzenyah, Adjunct Professor of Music, Retired on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Fayerweather Beckham Hall.
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Vibraphonist, composer, and Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard ’76 presented music from his new recording Harlem Hieroglyphs in celebration of 40 years since his Wesleyan senior recital on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the  Crowell Concert Hall. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.

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