An Evening of Swing and Spectacleby Steve Charles • November 18, 2011
- The Wamidan world music ensemble, with artistic director James Makubuya, opened Thursday night's concert. Here Kelvin Burzon ’12 dances Solace, a Middle Eastern veil dance.
- Joining Wamidan for three numbers was the Wamidan Children's Ensemble, directed by Sister Stella Sabina. Their pieces included a poem, "I Am the Future of the World," which the children recited in pairs.
- Debra Harvey leads the group in the Middle Eastern veil dance.
The Wabash Jazz Band and Wamidan world music ensemble combined forces Wednesday night for an evening of music and spectacle in Salter Hall.
Wamidan and Artistic Director James Makubuya opened the evening with a selection of folk and original songs and dances from Uganda, South Africa, the Middle East, and the United States. The Wamidan Children's Ensemble joined the group with three numbers of its own, including two original songs by Children Ensemble Director Sister Stella Sabina.
The Wabash Jazz Band, directed by Steve Robinett, offered selections by Charlie Parke and Clifford Brown as well as crowd favorites "Misty" and the Wabash version of "Tequila."
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