SEM’s “Ethno Nights at the Mercury Cafe”

October 28, 2017

Ni Ketut Marni performs Oleg Tambulilingan

Ni Ketut Marni performs Oleg Tambulilingan with Gamelan Tunas Mekar. © Copyright 2010 Gamelan Tunas Mekar

The Society for Ethnomusicology is coming to Denver and in celebration, we are holding “Ethno Nights at the Mercury Cafe” –performances every night from Wednesday 10/25 to Saturday 10/28. Be there or be square!

Gamelan Tunas Mekar
• 6:30–7:15pm: Under the direction of Balinese composer and Artist-in-Residence I Made Lasmawan, community-based Balinese Gamelan Tunas Mekar has performed by special invitation both internationally and nationally, and performs regularly at concerts throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

SEM conference attendee rates: $5 with registration; $10 at the door with conference ID
Public rates: $15 and $10 for students and seniors at the door or via
*Note: The Mercury Cafe is a cash-only establishment*

PLUS, stay on for a full night of African Music and Dance–the same admission gets you into the whole night of performances!

8:00pm–1:00am in the Dance Hall (upstairs)

• 8:00–9:30pm: Kutandara. A local favorite, Boulder-based Kutandara plays a mix of traditional Shona mbira tunes and contemporary Zimbabwean pop songs.
• 10:00–11:30pm: Mokomba featuring Adjei Abankwah, Nii Okai Areetey, Fodey Coly and Friends. Led by former Ghana Dance Ensemble choreographer Adjei Abankwah, Mokomba presents traditional and contemporary works of African drum and dance from countries across the continent.
• 11:30–1am: Afro Pop DJ Set with DJ Nate Ash Morgan

Co-sponsored by the The Society for Asian Music, and SEM’s African Music Section, Latin American and Caribbean Music Section, and Dance, Movement, and Gesture Section.