Join the Department of Music and the Center for Africana Studies for an evening of conversation about Ramsey’s book, Who Hears Here: On Black Music Past and Present. Come for the book talk, and stay for the current work, as Ramsey will also offer some insights into his current and future projects.
Regarded as “one of the most prominent ensembles in the United States practicing truly experimental music” (I Care If You Listen), TAK delivers energetic performances "that combine crystalline clarity with the disorienting turbulence of a sonic vortex” (The WIRE), and “impresses with the organicity of their sound, their dynamism and virtuosity” (New Sounds, WQXR).
This performance is a window into the Arab world - a vast geographical region between the Atlantic Ocean and the Persian/Arabian Gulf. The Penn Arab Music Ensemble, directed by Hanna Khuri, will present popular songs from the Arab world.