World Music Series: Dawn of the Rooster, an Opera Telling the Story of Zimbabwe's Liberation Struggle

Event Date: 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 12:00pm

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Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

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Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
World Music Series Winter 2020
As part of the World Music Series, Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa will collaborate with UCSB students to perform The Dawn of the Rooster, an opera that she composed to tell the story of her family during Zimbabwe's liberation struggle, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall (Music Building, UC Santa Barbara). UC Santa Barbara students in History and Music will support Tawengwa with monologues, with Jared Holton on piano. Tanyaradzwa is a PhD student at the University of Kentucky and an award-winning performer on the African mbira, piano, and cello. She sings in African, African American, and Western classical traditions including opera. 
Sponsored by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.      
World Music Series Winter 2020