The Center for Ethnomusicology wishes to acknowledge the donation of a beatuiful and playable kayageum (Korean zither) and related books and recordings by Andrew Fisher (CC '65), in honor of his late wife Sharon.
We thank Mr. Fisher sincerely for this wonderful gift.
Don't miss your last chance to party with Lion in the Grass, Columbia's Bluegrass Band.
Come one, come all to their final spring concert.
Wednesday, May 7th
9:00 - 11:00 pm
Call #:58103 V2016 Jazz Mon/Wed 4:10-5:25 TBA Washburne, Chris
Call #:66005 V2023 Beethoven Mon/Wed 2:40-3:55 622 Dodge Sisman, Elaine
Call #:86855 V3128 History of West. Music I: Middle Ages to Baroque Tues/Thurs 2:40-3:55 622 Dodge Gerbino, Giuseppe
Woodwind instruments are made from Mpingo Wood, also known as African Blackwood and grenadilla. Oboes, clarinets, bagpipes, flutes, piccolos, and fingerboards for stringed instruments including guitars, are made of Mpingo. So are the highly prized sculptures made by the Makonde people. Mpingo grows in Tanzania and Mozambique, and worldwide, individuals and organizations work to conserve and preserve it. Over the past several years, Brenda Schuman-Post has taken on the task of bringing awareness to those involved in Western Classical Music of the impact that their culture is having on other peoples. As an oboist, she herself depends on the availability of Mpingo. This timber has been culled from areas in Southern Africa over the past two centuries, and its progressive depletion has created increased impoverishment among the indigenous peoples of the area.
Columbia University Big Band in Concert with special guest Bobby Watson
Directed by Don Sickler
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC