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Behind the Scenes with Oumou Sangaré: A Conversation with Oumou Sangaré, Olivier Tarpaga, & Gavin Steingo

Presented by McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton University Music Department

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Hosted by Princeton University Department of Music & McCarter Theatre Center 

Comp Tickets to Sangare’s Concert at McCarter later that evening on October 28 can be reserved using CODE PUMusic HERE.

Join us for an intimate conversation with Malian GRAMMY Award-winner musician Oumou Sangaré. One of West Africa’s most celebrated vocalists, Sangaré has collaborated with Alicia Keys, has been sampled by Beyoncé, and is praised worldwide for her powerful voice and commitment to the betterment of women.  This is a unique opportunity to hear from a global icon on the intersections of music and activism, in French with translation by Isabelle Chen.

Olivier Tarpaga:  Tarpaga (USA/Burkina Faso), is director of the African Music Ensembles of Princeton University. Tarpaga has performed and taught music and dance regularly in more than 50 countries throughout Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania. Tarpaga’s music and dance works have been described as “unforgettable” by LA Times and “extraordinary” by The New York Times. 

Gavin Steingo:  Steingo is Associate Professor in Princeton’s Department of Music. His research interests include African music, sound studies, and music and philosophy. His first book, Kwaito’s Promise: Music and the Aesthetics of Freedom in South Africa, was awarded the Alan P. Merriam prize from Society for Ethnomusicology for most distinguished English-language monograph in ethnomusicology. His new book, Interspecies Communication, is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.

Don’t miss Oumou Sangaré in a rare performance at McCarter later that same day!

McCarter has offered the Music Dept. faculty, staff, and students a limited block of comp tickets to this concert. Book online with Code PUMusicOffer expires 10/27.

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