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Bowker Auditorium

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March 2020

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March
March 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Bowker Auditorium, 100 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, 01003

This intimate concert features members of the renowned West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a group comprised of Arab and Israeli musicians defying fierce political divides in the Middle East and globally. The Ensemble will perform works by Schubert, Brahms, and Mendelssohn as well as new work by Benjamin Attahir. Pre-performance talk in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

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April 2020

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April
$10 – $25

Leyla McCalla

April 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Bowker Auditorium, 100 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, 01003

Leyla McCalla began her career as a street musician playing Bach on her cello in New Orleans, landing her a touring gig with the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Now she has developed her own sound, accompanied by her roots-influenced band, drawing on her heritage as a Haitian-American, and singing in French, Haitian Creole, and English. Her arrangements of traditional songs are earthy, elegant, soulful, and witty, vibrating with three centuries of history, yet strikingly fresh, distinctive, and new.

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April
April 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Bowker Auditorium, 100 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, 01003

Evoking mythography and ancestry, Let the Crows Come depicts crows as messengers for the living and guides for the departed. Using Bharatanatyam (south Indian classical dance) and Carnatic (south Indian classical music) as points of inspiration, creator Ashwini Ramaswamy of Ragamala Dance Company, in collaboration with musicians, dancers, and DJ Jace Clayton explores how memory and homeland channel both guidance and dislocation.

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