Intercultural Residency Series
Spring 2009

Music for a Nu World

"Fresh, disruptive. . . dedicated to the shifting street music of North  Africa, southern Spain and the wider diaspora." - WIRE magazine

North African folksong, free improvisation, and classical Arabic meet in the digital age, creating a powerful sonic space where the easy fusion of World Music clichés are abandoned for the intricate reality of border-crossing, conflict, and cohabitation.

World Music Concert

Listen to their music

9:00-11:30 a.m.
Slosberg Music Center
Performances for visiting schools
Cosponsors: Music, Waltham Public Schools

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center
Open Class: World Music in New Spain
How does music give voice to the cultural cross-currents and shifting social strata from Barcelona and North Africa to the wider diasporas?
*Discussion in Spanish
Cosponsored by Hispanic Studies (HISP32a, 104)

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Informal Concert: Imagining a Common Place
Cosponsors: Brandeis Pluralism Project, Music

9:00-10:30 a.m.
Slosberg Music Center
Open Class: Colliding Traditions: The Nu World (Dis)order
How does Nettle's invocation of traditions – with dimensions of the local, global, traditional, modern, avant-garde, and pop - represent new social formations in today’s world?
Cosponsors: Anthropology (ANTH182b), Ethics Center

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center
Open Class: Fixing Friction
What is cultural production in the 21st century? How does Nettle situate, project, and document itself in the realtime mediation of 21st century recording and communication technology? 
Cosponsors: Anthropology (ANTH159A), Cultural Production, Music (MUS31b), Ethics Center

4-5:30 p.m.
Improvisation Workshop with Nettle
Explore the space in between free-flowing improv and the boundaries of tradition with visiting artists – bring your instruments.  Sign up for free workshop:
Cosponsored by Music

7:00 p.m.
Rose Art Museum
Preconcert Talk: Nettles, Neighbors, and Nu World Music by Wayne Marshall, Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Ethnomusicology, Brandeis University
Cosponsored by the Rose Art Museum

8:00 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center
World Music Concert: Nettle - Music for a Nu World
Cosponsors: Brandeis Pluralism Project, Music, Project Nur

For World Music Concert: BRANDEIS TICKETS:
Tickets are $20/$10 in advance, $25/$15 at the door

For more information on the residency: 781-736-3331