Events

Kazakh Songs and Instrumental Tunes: Performances by Wesleyan’s Central Asian Music Ensemble

by Oleksandra Volakova Last December started with a unique concert by Wesleyan’s new Central Asian Music Ensemble featuring the Kazakh qyl-qobyz (bowed lute), dombyra (plucked lute), jetygen (plucked zither), saz-syrnai (clay ocarina), asatayaq (wand with bells), danghyra (frame drum), and the Kyrgyz temir ooz komuz (jaw harp). The ensemble was initiated by Professor Saida Daukeyeva…

Hindi-Urdu FLTA Priyanka Chakraborty Rediscovers Indian Classical Dance at Wes

Priyanka Chakraborty, our Fulbright Foreign language Teaching Assistant for Hindi-Urdu 2022-2023 participated in the Spring Semester Concert of ‘World of Dance’. She performed Swarajathi, an 18th century piece and a popular form of Carnatic music. This 21st century rendition was choreographed by Professor Hari Krishnan of the Wesleyan Dance Department and performed with live music by students of the Music department.  Coming…

Kuang’s Bestseller on the Power of Language

“By the time I finished reading Babel this past winter break,” said Stephen Angle, Professor of Philosophy and East Asian Studies and Director of the Fries Center for Global Studies, “I realized that it is was a perfect entry point for this year’s Power of Language Week.” Babel is a critically acclaimed best-seller that has…

Meet Iddrisu Saaka, Assistant Professor of Dance

Introducing Iddi Iddi Saaka is a dancer, choreographer, drummer, dance teacher, and performer from Ghana. He earned his diploma at the University of Ghana, then came to the United States to attend UCLA for his Master’s in Fine Arts. In 2008, Iddi applied and gained the position of West African Dance professor at Wesleyan. In…

Deadline extended: submit an event proposal for IEW!

What is IEW? Taking place from this year from Saturday, November 12, to Friday, November 18, IEW is a week-long event at Wesleyan that aims to increase awareness of and promote global learning opportunities within and outside of Wesleyan; preserve and celebrate our interconnected cultural and linguistic heritages and shared environment; foster togetherness via intercultural…

Check out these events taking place for Navaratri!

The annual Navaratri Festival is now in its 46th year! This year, there is a wide range of film, music, dance and visual art to explore from Sept 28-Oct 2. This cherished tradition– which is supported by a committee of community members and the Wesleyan music, dance, film departments and the CFA– celebrates Indian art and…

WRP Advocacy Week: The Contemporary Refugee Crisis

  The Wesleyan Refugee Project (WRP), a student-run group at Wesleyan University hoping to bring awareness to issues affecting displaced people world-wide, is holding several consecutive events on “The Contemporary Refugee Crisis” by invited guests for Advocacy Week. Come sit in on one of the lectures to learn about the most relevant challenges that refugees…

Korean Culture Festival

Come join the Korean Student Association in a celebration of Korean Culture on Saturday, April 23 from 12-3pm at the CEAS Center! There will be multiple performances including Korean drumming, games such as gonggi and yutnori, as well as food! This event is open to everyone, so make sure to bring your friends and spread…