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World Music Ensemble

Director: Rod Thomas Squance

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $13 Adults - $10 Students/Seniors

Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the door

Presented as part of ALCHEMY: Festival of Student Work


On this concert we will perform the music of cultures from throughout the world, some in very traditional forms, others in experimental combinations. We will draw from various traditions, including Trinidadian steel drums, Balinese theatrical and ceremonial music, Indian classical music, Pakistani popular music, Japanese taiko drumming, Mexican mariachi, Turkish and Albanian traditional music, Persian classical music, and Javanese gamelan.

 The University of Calgary World Music Ensemble brings together students from across campus to perform the music of various ethnic traditions from throughout the world. The group is made up of both music and non-music majors, undergraduate and graduate students, and even alumni and community members. We perform a concert at the end of each semester, as well as appearances at other events.

 Dr. Rod T. Squance is a faculty member at the University of Calgary teaching ethnomusicology and percussion. He is very active as a soloist and has performed with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project, Paquito de Rivera, Prafulla Athalye and Sandeep Das. Rod holds a doctoral degree from the University of Miami with formal training as a classical percussionist, but also plays jazz vibraphone and is an accomplished improviser in a wide variety of styles. Rod has expertise in Balinese shadow theatre music and is an experienced performer of North Indian classical raga.

This is a Claim Your Seat event, which means students can get in for free when they show their University of Calgary I.D. card at the door

Presented as part of ALCHEMY: Festival of Student Work