On Friday night, Tendai Muparutsa held his faculty recital as a part of the ongoing series of performances by the Williams College Department of Music. Muparutsa is an artist-in-residence at the College, specializing in African music performance and ethnomusicology.
Soaked Oats, an indie pop band based in Dunedin, New Zealand, are embarking on their debut U.S. tour. Photo courtesy of undertheradar.com
If you happened to be walking down Hoxsey Street a couple Saturdays ago, you probably saw a rickety RV on the brink of collapsing in on itself parked outside of 70 Hoxsey.
Roomful of Teeth, the contemporary vocal ensemble founded by lecturer in music Brad Wells, performed in Chapin Hall last Friday before an enraptured crowd. I got the chance to sit down with Wells and ask him some questions about Teeth before the concert.
My Spotify history is plagued with one-time listens, but every now and then, I find an album that I cannot stop listening to. Negro Swan, the fourth studio album by producer, songwriter and instrumentalist Blood Orange (also known as Dev Hynes), is one such album.
I haven’t taken my headphones off in days. By some divine coincidence, two of my favorite female rappers released their sophomore albums within four days of each other; Chicago based rapper Noname’s much-awaited album Room 25 dropped on Sept.
Over two years after her debut album, Noname finally released Room 25 on Sept. 14.
To M. Jennifer Bloxam, professor of music, there are a few archetypal narratives that run the course of time in many different forms. This idea is the basis for the music department’s newest course, “Shakespeare through Music.” In this course, Bloxam calls upon her students to trace the ways in which composers, screenwriters and choreographers have over time used music to reinterpret and retell the plays of William Shakespeare. Bloxam began her exposure to Shakespeare in a less than lackluster high school setting.
Drawing on both her Gambian and Swedish roots, Seinabo Sey has scraped away a little of Scandinavia’s white washing with her new album, I’m a Dream. Sey found fame after the Norwegian D.J. Kygo remixed her song “Younger,” the breakout single from her EP For Madeleine.