Afro-Swedish Public Culture Symposium

with guest artists Sousou and Maher Cissoko April 4, 6 and 7

Sousou and Maher Cissoko

Pushing the boundaries of contemporary “world music,” the sounds of Sousou and Maher Cissoko resonate as much from West Africa as from northern Europe. Their music features the kora, a West Africa 12-string instrument, fused with Swedish popular and folk music traditions. Also in the mix are the cosmopolitan influences of hip-hop, reggae, and Afropop, creating a distinctly Afro-Swedish style. These charismatic world musicians join Ohio State professor Ryan Skinner for a three-day symposium exploring the music, culture, and politics of race and identity in contemporary Sweden.

Kora master class
Friday, April 4 • 4 p.m. • Hughes Hall, room 109

Concert
Sunday, April 6 • 8 p.m. • Archie M. Griffin West Ballroom, Ohio Union

Roundtable discussion: “The performance/politics of Afro-Swedish public culture”
Monday, April 7 • 4:30 p.m. • Music/Dance Library, room 205

All Events • Free of Charge • Open to the Public

Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Music, Musicology area, Ethnomusicology program, Department of African American and African Studies, Performance/Politics Working Group, Center for African Studies, DISCO, Folklore Student Association, EMIC student group


Performance/Politics is a working group supported by the Humanities Institute at OSU.

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