Feb. 18-March 9, 2014, Indiana University and the College of Wooster will partner to host Taifa Mziki, the men’s a cappella choral group from Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. The student-led 18-member Taifa Mziki is widely recognized for its performances of a diverse variety of music, from folk songs to African pop music to classical pieces arranged for male voices. Following a week at Wooster, Taifa Mziki will come to Bloomington for a week-long residency of performances, workshops, and public lectures, collaborating with the Department of Ethnomusicology and Folklore, the International Vocal Ensemble, the Jacobs School of Music, and local K-12 schools. Dr. Wilson Shitandi, the group’s faculty sponsor, will stay for an additional week to continue to work with ethnomusicology students and faculty in his specialties of traditional Kenyan choral music and drumming.
February 02nd, 2014
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