The Department of Music's long-standing World Music Ensembles provide students with access to the rich musical traditions of India, West Africa, North Africa and the Middle East. With particular emphasis on song, dance and culture, our World Music Ensembles strive to preserve Eastern musical forms while sharing them with local students and audiences in an inclusive and community-oriented environment.
These for-credit performance courses are open to both Music and non-Music students. Ensemble performances are held at Convocation Hall and the Winspear Centre. Our World Music groups often perform together as part of the Department of Music's annual World Music Sampler concert event, which has featured prominent guest artists from Egypt and West Africa, amongst others.
Currently, the Department offers the following World Music Ensembles: