World Music Program Guest Artists - NIU - College of Visual and Performing Arts

World Music Alumni & Guest Artists

Selected List of Guest Artists 2005-present

Long-Term Artist in Residence 

Culture

Artist

Date

Indonesian gamelan and dance

I Gust Ngurah Kertayuda (Bali, Indonesia), gamelan ensemble director, dancer, choreographer, and singer

Spring 2013-present

Pan-Arabic and film music

Essam Rafea (Syria), composer, conductor, oudist

Spring 2013-2014

Chinese orchestra music

Yung-Hsin Chen (Taiwan), conductor, instructor of pipa, erhu, ruan, and assorted Chinese instruments

Spring 2010-2013

Chinese folk music

Yao-Hwa Wang (China), ethnomusicologist, music educator

Fall 2009

Burmese music

Tasaw H.S. Lu (Taiwan): Ethnomusicologist (post-doc program)

Fall 2010

 

Short Term Residence/World Music Concert Program

 

Middle Eastern Culture

Artist

Date

Pan-Arabic, Fusion

Issa Bolous

Spring 2016,

Fall 2015

Pan-Arabic, fusion

Kinan Abou-afach: Composer, cellist

Spring 2015

Turkish folk music and dance

Sezen Ozeke (Turkey): music educator

Ruhi Ozeke (Turkey): Singer, oudist

Spring 2010

Pan-Arabic, contemporary art music, film music, and fusion

Kareem Rouston (U.S.): Composer, oudist

Fall 2009

Asian Culture

Artist

Date

Hindustani

Jai Sovani-Garud (India)

Spring 2016

Carnatic

Vijaykumar Krishnan Palghat (India)

Spring 2016

Korean pungmul

Byoung Sug Kim, Suwan Choi (Korea)

Global Pungmul Institute, Chicago

http://soribeat.org/soribeat/

Spring 2016

Chinese music

Tiffany Yu-Ting Kung (Taiwan): erhu

Fall 2015

Contemporary art music, traditional Asian music, and fusion

Koji Nakano (Japan, Thailand): Composer

Fall 2012

Chinese music

Ming-Yen Lee (Taiwan): Chinese erhu artist

Fall 2010

North American Culture

Artist

Date

Pre-Hispanic Music in Mexico

Tunkul Percusiones Mexico: David Lopez (Mexico), Tom Nevill (U.S.), & Ricardo Montes (Mexico), percussionists

Spring 2010

American folk music

Jim Kanas, American folklorist, guitarist

Spring 2005

 

European Cultures

Artist

Date

Irish music

The Hatfield Sisters

Spring 2015

Irish music

David Boveri: Concertina

Spring 2013

Irish music

The Hatfield Sisters (Anne Hatfield: Guitar, Dance, & Mary Hatfield: Fiddle)

Spring 2010