Anyone out there who misses their African drumming class? (Or who wanted to take it at Dartmouth, but never made it off the waiting list?) What about anyone interested in applying the arts to activism, sustainability or cross-cultural collaboration? Anyone interested in local cheese and Lou’s pie?
(Yeah? I thought so.)
If at least one of these three piques your interest, join me this Thursday (4/27) when the perfect trifecta—that’s percussion, partnership and pie—will come together to create Collis Cabaret. Collis Cabaret is a free termly concert, usually featuring visiting artists and Dartmouth student groups. Presented by Hop Outreach and the Collis Student Center, the event is designed to bring world-class artists and students together in a fun and informal setting and often involves collaboration between professional and student performers. This term, Collis Cabaret will feature The Nile Project, a group of musicians from African countries along the Nile who use their craft to promote sustainability along the river. In addition to The Nile Project’s lively set, two student groups will also be performing: Jabulani African Chorus and the World Music Percussion Ensemble. The show will include a contribution from each group, and for the finale, all three will join to play a collaborative piece.
Outstanding music and a unique artistic mission are all well and good, but for those of you still reading on in hopes of learning more about the pie and cheese, don’t worry—I’ve got you covered. Light refreshments will be provided at the concert to further heighten the listening experience. And I don’t mind shamelessly promoting the pie, because I guarantee you: even if you come for the food, you’ll stay for the music. It’s just that good.
The Nile Project, Jabulani African Chorus and the World Music Percussion Ensemble will be performing their infectious drumming and vocals at Collis Cabaret on Thursday, 4/27 at 8 pm. This free concert will take place in Collis Common Ground. This event is made possible with support from the Sykes Memorial Concert Fund from Jack Wehner ’74 in memory of Professor Jim Sykes.