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University Club: Oforiwaa Aduonum and African drumming, November 30 

image of Illinois State University Associate Professor Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum

Illinois State University Associate Professor Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum during her work in Ghana, which inspired Walking With My Ancestors.

At the next University Club, Professor of Music and Ethnomusicology Oforiwaa Aduonum will give a presentation about African drumming and dance at 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 30, in the Founders Suite of the Bone Student Center. Aduonum also serves as the director of the African Music and Dance Ensemble.

Aduonum has created performances based on her travels and research in Ghana. A TEDx speaker, she explores how kinesthetic empathy and music is useful for deepened dialogue about the effects of slavery, moving us towards compassion and emotional justice.

The event is open to the University community.

All faculty, staff, annuitants, and guests are welcome to attend University Club, which runs from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Continued program support is provided by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the President.

For special accommodations or additional information on U-Club events, contact University Club at (309) 438-7933 or email.

 

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