World Music Concert Series

The World Music Series presents musicians of international stature representing diverse cultures in a series of public concerts at Brandeis University. In the intimate setting of Slosberg Recital Hall, each concert invites the audience to experience the history, cultural memories - indeed, the heart and soul of a people through the autobiographical narrative of music.

Brandeis Tickets
Tickets for the World Music Concert are $20 for the general public, $15 for the Brandeis community and $5 for students. For more ticket information and to purchase a ticket, call 781-736-3400 or go to
For more residency information, call 781-736-4867

A Taste of Ghana
Drum & Dance from Asante, Ewe, Ga, and Dagomba Traditions

Curated by Ben Paulding (Brandeis University), percussionist and leader of Brandeis ensemble Fafali.

Friday, November 16 at 8:00 pm
Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm
Reception following the concert

Fall residency schedule Nov. 15 – 18

A Taste from Ghana will bring five world-class Ghanaian performing artists to Brandeis for a week of classes, workshops, and concerts. These musicians represent four of the major ethnic traditions of Ghana: Asante, Ewe, Ga, and Dagomba. These five artists will be brought together for the first time in history by Brandeis University to offer the campus and the community a holistic overview of Ghanaian music and culture. Together, they represent expertise in drumming, dancing, singing, language, and culture.

The final concert, which is more of a concert 'experience' will be held in Levin Ballroom. This celebratory event will attempt to create a Ghanaian festival atmosphere inside Brandeis. Breaking down the traditional separation between audience and performer, seating will be organized in a rectangular format around a central performance space, and will feature food, a professional drum & dance troupe from NYC, and community performers. While Ghanaian Drum and dance performances are now common in American universities, it is quite rare for universities to present African music outside of the traditional western context of a formal recital hall.

Performers' Bios and Photos

Music from Down Under
In celebration of 2019 - International Year of Indigenous Languages

Saturday, March 30 at 8:00 pm
Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm

Coming Soon!