West African dance will be focus for next 360° Thursdays lecture-concert event

UW-Green Bay Music will welcome WADOMA: West African Dance of Madison April 3 for the next installment in its 360° Thursdays series of lecture-concert events.

The event will provide audiences with an exciting and informative introduction to African culture through music and dance. WADOMA blends African, American and other global art forms to create a one-of-a-kind spectacle of movement and sound, educating and inspiring audiences through the universal experiences of music and dance. The lecture-concert is the seventh 360° Thursdays event of the 2013-14 academic year.

The WADOMA performers are as follows: Paddy Cassidy, co-director, solo djembe and lead musician, musical arrangement; Otehlia Cassidy, co-director and lead dancer, choreographer; Tim Patterson, percussion; Kurt Engelen, djembe; Avery Kansteiner, percussion; Amy Kruger, dancer; Alaina Goldstone, dancer; Briana Boodry, dancer.

The 360° Thursdays series features a diversity of performance styles designed to broaden attendees’ horizons and deepen their understanding of music. A component of UW-Green Bay’s 360° of Learning brand, the concert-lecture event helps students, faculty, staff and community members connect with music in more meaningful ways. Performances feature scintillating and provocative pre-concert discussions by a composer, performer or arranger. Attendees will consider a single aspect of music through multiple perspectives.

Each 360° Thursdays performance takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Concerts are free but donations are appreciated. More information on the series is available online.

UW-Green Bay is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information about UW-Green Bay Music is available online.


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