'Seg-taaba // Meeting Others Through Music‘:
Migration, Mobility and Music
A Collaboration between Columbus, Ohio and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Visiting Burkinabé artists Ezé Wendtoin and Aristike Nikiema will discuss their project 'Seg-taaba // Meeting Others Through Music,‘ a workshop series that connected students from Columbus, Ohio with students in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The workshop posed the questions: How do young adults understand contemporary migration and mobility? And, in what ways can music be a space in which different experiences can be shared and evaluated?
Columbus students learned to compose, listen and communicate about these questions through music with their workshop partners in the artists‘ homeland Burkina Faso.
This event will provide Ohio State and the broader Columbus community an overview of the project and its results, the artists‘ educational approach and also address challenges in the process. Participating students at the Thiossane Institute in Columbus and APECA in Ouagadougou will speak on and present their musical contributions. Ezé and Aristide will conclude the event with a musical performance.
This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.