Riffat Sultana and Party
In the Heights
Veronica Doubleday Concert with John Baily: Women’s Traditional Songs from Afghanistan
Calefax Reed Quintet
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental: 17 Border Crossings
Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra
Omnia Hegazy
The Nile Project

Riffat Sultana and Party

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

The New England debut of Sufi singer Riffat Sultana and Party. Her divinely soulful voice evokes her musical ancestry, blending Indian and Pakistani influences with guitar, tabla, dhol, bansuri, and harmonium.

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In the Heights

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater

2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.

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Veronica Doubleday Concert with John Baily: Women’s Traditional Songs from Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM
CFA Hall

London vocalist Veronica Doubleday accompanies her singing of Persian-language texts on daireh frame drum, and John Baily joins her on the two-stringed dutar lute.

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Calefax Reed Quintet

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

Amsterdam’s Calefax Reed Quintet breathes new life into classical chamber music arranged for oboe, clarinet, sax, bass clarinet, and bassoon.

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Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater

Montreal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with two new dance works, described as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times)

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Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental: 17 Border Crossings

Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater

The Connecticut premiere of 17 Border Crossings, a solo work written and directed by Thaddeus Phillips based on his actual travel experiences.

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Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

Connecticut premiere by nine female traditional Acehnese dancers featuring songs and body percussion from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

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Omnia Hegazy

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

Singer-songwriter Omnia Hegazy combines guitar-driven American pop/rock and maqam-based Arabic folk with politically charged lyrics.

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The Nile Project

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

The dozen musicians in The Nile Project perform “joyous and even raucous” (NPR Music) songs from traditions of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Uganda in this Connecticut premiere.

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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Patricelli ’92 Theater

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

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Colloquium: Professor Mohd Anis Md Nor
Colloquium: Professor Mohd Anis Md Nor
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 4:15 PM
Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003)

Mohd Anis Md Nor, Professor of Ethnochoreology and Ethnomusicology at  the Cultural Centre (School of Performing Arts), University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, will discuss Islam, music, and dance in Southeast Asia.

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Tell Your Story: A Conversation with Riffat Sultana and Party
Tell Your Story: A Conversation with Riffat Sultana and Party
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM
CFA Hall

Hear from Sufi singer Riffat Sultana and Party about her experiences as a Muslim woman artist both in America and abroad in Pakistan and India.

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Riffat Sultana and Party
Riffat Sultana and Party
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
The New England debut of Sufi singer Riffat Sultana and Party. Her divinely soulful voice evokes her musical ancestry, blending Indian and Pakistani influences with guitar, tabla, dhol, bansuri, and harmonium.
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