As the Year of South Africa draws to a close, we are delighted to welcome Mollie Stone, expert in choral music from South Africa, for a two-day residency at Queens College. Join us in one, or two, or all three of the workshops she will be leading on April 28 and April 29. Linguistic and Musical Diversity in South Africa Tuesday, April 28 4:45-6:30 PM Music Building, Room 264 Using choral music, this workshop will pro
On display in the Godwin-Ternbach Museum's Lobby Gallery are highlights of African art from the GTM's collection. Alongside these objects is a display of anti-apartheid posters, pins and documents that aim to provide some sense of the political struggle against the violent system of racial segregation that was in place in South Africa for much of the 20th century.
Visiting artist Wesley van Eeden will unveil "The Taxi Dance," a mural-style painting commissioned for the Queens College campus. Professors Noah Tsika (Media Studies) and Jason Tougaw (English) will discuss Van Eeden's artistic process and influences, particularly music (including music video screenings).
South Africa: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow provides a personal glimpse into South Africa based on Vice Chairperson Philip Berry’s experiences with South Africa over the years. The talk highlights some of the pivotal economic, political, historical, global and social occurrences that inform the role of South Africa on the continent and in the world as an emerging market.
February 18th, Legendary trumpeter, vocalist and composer Hugh Masekela, and vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Vusi Mahlasela, will discuss the effects that the harsh political climate in South Africa had on their music, and South African music in general – and how music can uplift and raise social and political awareness.
“Hugh Masekela is still one of the most thrilling live performers around.” — Rolling Stone”
February 18, 2015, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Two of South Africa’s true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons come together to honor twenty years since the start of democracy in South Africa and the official end of Apartheid. In collaborative performance with a band, Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela will pay homage in 20 Yea