12 February 2013

Malian Musicians in Richmond

Tim Harding, long-standing member of Hotel X, is bringing the extraordinary balafon player Balla Kouyate to Richmond, along with the great kora player Alhaji Papa Susso, the 3rd week of February. They'll be at University of Richmond for numerous performance/lectures on the 21st, two grade schools on the 22nd, C-Mor (Children's Museum of Richmond) Saturday afternoon the 23rd, and a gig that night with Hotel X at the Neighborhood Resource Center in Fulton. 

Confirmed details to come soon, but pick a date or two and tune way in.

03 February 2013

University Partnerships: VCU, UniBAM, UniSEG

Crisis notwithstanding, the Virgirginia Friends of Mali and Richmond Sister City Commission signed memorandums of agreement with the vice-rector of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Bamako, and the rector of the University of Segou. Use the following links to learn more:

Report on the VCU School of World Studies website

News coverage on ORTM of the signing with the University of Bamako