Published: Nov. 7, 2014
p5By Peter Alexander | Boulder Weekly

The University of Colorado College of Music won’t quite take you around the world in 80 minutes, but in one concert of that length, they can take you into musical cultures from the other side of the globe.

The occasion is the World Music Concert presented by CU’s Japanese Traditional Music Ensemble and Balinese Gamelan, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 in Grusin Music Hall.


“What’s really interesting about the ensembles is the sort of cultural differences that students encounter,” says Jay Keister, associate professor of ethnomusicology. “That’s really important [because] the kids are here to get a broad education about the world, and the world music ensembles are one great way for them to do it, without sitting in class and taking notes but experiencing it through activities.”

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