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Songwriter Thomas Mapfumo to speak about musical resistance

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter

April 6, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

Zimbabwean songwriter Thomas Mapfumo will speak at Northwestern on Friday about his use of song as a form of resistance. Mapfumo, who wrote music as a way to protest the white-nationalist government of Rhodesia in southern...

Alumni percussion ensemble wins a Grammy

Kelley Czajka, A&E Editor

February 15, 2017

Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Music

Third Coast Percussion, a classical percussion ensemble comprising four NU alumni, took home a Grammy award Sunday night. Its album “Steve Reich” won the award for Best Chamber Group/Small Ensemble Performance. This was the first time t...