The NIU School of Music is collaborating with the NIU Division of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Asian American Certificate Program; Latino Resource Center; and Asian American Resource Center to put together the 2023 World Music Festival, Many Voices, One Community Celebrations of Music and Cultures in Our Time that will take place from April 10 to April 15.

A series of five concerts showcasing musical cultures of Southeast Asia, East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa will be presented by NIU students and featured guest performers, which include an elementary school Mariachi band and a high school Korean drumming ensemble from communities in the Chicago suburbs.

All events are free and are open to the public.

Monday, April 10
8 p.m. Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
Music of Thailand and Laos: A Celebration of Songkran (Southeast Asian New Year Tradition)

Wednesday, April 12
6:30 p.m. NIU Recital Hall
Music of East Asia, featuring Chinese and Korean traditional music.

Thursday, April 13
7 p.m., NIU Recital Hall
Yang Wei and Friends, featuring Chinese pipa with String Quartet, Arab oud, cello and piano, and other Chinese instruments.
An AAPI Community Reception will follow immediately after the concert at 8:00pm.

Friday, April 14
7 p.m., Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
Sounds of Fusion, featuring non-Western classical music instruments and genres of steel pan, Chinese erhu, Thai xylophone, Brazilian capoeira, West African drumming, and more.

Saturday, April 15
3 p.m., Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
World Music Concert, featuring traditional music cultures of Korea, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Mexico, Cuba, W. Africa, and Brazil.

Hope we can see you here in Music Building!

For questions, please contact Dr. Jui-Ching Wang (