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UW Whitewater World Music Festival

September 21, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community

Young Auditorium kicks off its 2016-17 season with the FREE World Music Festival on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. The event includes three outdoor afternoon shows, one indoor evening show, food trucks, and music from around the globe.

The World Music Festival has been the annual kickoff for Young Auditorium the past several years. The festival is designed for people to come together and celebrate music and a passion for the arts. The festival will feature artists performing different sounds from around the globe all day. Snacks and meals from food trucks will be available starting at 4 p.m. All shows are free, but tickets are required for the limited seating available in the courtyard and auditorium. Participants for the outdoor concerts are welcome to sit outside on the lawn and enjoy the food and music without procuring a ticket.


3 p.m. Solo & Indre

performing outside at Young Auditorium Courtyard

Solo is a Senegalese kora player, storyteller, and praise singer who transmits his African heritage through music. Indre is a Lithuanian singer and kanklės player. Together, Senegalese and Lithuanian folk melodies combine with spontaneous improvisations to produce a mesmerizing flow of acoustic music.


4:30 p.m. Germán Lopez

performing outside at Young Auditorium Courtyard

Germán López is a timple player from Gran Canaria, an island off the coast of Africa. Beginning at seven, Germán began to craft his unique style of blending ancient traditions of the Canary Islands with musical virtuosity. Now, as a conservatory-trained musician, Germán is bringing his uniqueness to the Young Auditorium.

6 p.m. Fémina

performing outside at Young Auditorium Courtyard.

Fémina is a trio of Patagonian singer songwriters, whose songs are reminiscent of lbeyi mixed with smooth hip hop flow of la Anita Tijoux. Hailing from San Martin de los Andes, the group is composed of two sisters and a childhood friend. Fémina blends vocals, guitar, ronroco, and percussion into a mix of Latin genres, including cumbia, rumba and candombe, as wells as international rhythms, like reggae and funk.

7:30 p.m. Maya Kamaty & Herencia de Timbiquí

performing inside the Young Auditorium

Maya Kamaty is a group of musicians from La Plaines des Palmistes, a territory in Réunion, a French island on the east coast of Africa. They bring together the sounds of Maloya, a Réunion (creole blues) Chanson (French spoken word) and upbeat folk music. Herencia de Timbiquí sound of the Colombian Pacific, like Mariba and drums, and mixes it with energetic sounds of Latin music, rock, jazz, and funk.

To reserve tickets, stop in or call the Greenhill Center of the Arts Box Office (located in the Greenhill Center of the Arts atrium on the UW-Whitewater campus) at (262) 472-2222, or reserve tickets online at www.uww.edu/youngauditorium. Tickets ordered online can also be printed at home (small fees apply for this service). For more information visit www.youngauditorium.com or follow at www.facebook.com/young.aud.


September 21, 2016
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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UW Whitewater Young Auditorium
930 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190 United States
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