AIR Kwadwo

CWPS welcomed Nana Kwadwo Nyantakyi III (Asantehene Sanaahene) and Nana Afia Adoma II (Queen of Antoa-Krobo Hemaa) to U-M from Ghana for a month during fall 2014.

Kofi Agawu

Princeton Music Professor, Kofi Agawu, engages the audience during his Musicology Distinguished Lecture at U-M in winter 2015.

Dobet

Dobet Gnahoré during the CWPS Signature event performance in winter 2015.

winter residencies

(left to right): Frieda Ekotto (U-M); Louisa Babari (France); Anita Afonu (Ghana); and Pascale Obolo (France) during their winter 2015 residency.

Gruopo Tucandira

Grupo Tucandira, a five-member Columbian ensemble, performed during fall 2012.

Pandit Sanjoy slider

Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay (India) performs with his sitar at UMMA during the CWPS Signature event in winter 2014.

James Acheampong

Master Drum Carver, James Acheampong (Ghana), spent a month during fall 2012 carving drums at U-M's Palmer Commons.

AIR 2015

Nana Kwadwo Nyantakyi III (Asantehene Sanaahene) speaks during the "Role of the Queen Mother" lecture during their fall 2014 residency.

KA

CWPS Director, Kwasi Ampene, addresses a Round Table during Dobet Gnahoré's visit in winter 2013.

CWPS welcomed Nana Kwadwo Nyantakyi III (Asantehene Sanaahene) and Nana Afia Adoma II (Queen of Antoa-Krobo Hemaa) to U-M from Ghana for a month during fall 2014.

Percussion

Dan Piccolo, part of the Mark Stone Trio, drumming at the Master Class: World Percussion Ensemble during their winter 2014 residency.

The Mark Stone Trio performing at UMMA After Hours during their winter 2014 residency.

Rajeeb Chakraborty

Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty (India) performs with his sarod at Stamps Auditorium during the CWPS Signature event in fall 2013.

Evening of Hindustani Music 2013

Pandit Samar Saha (tabla) performs with Dr. Chakraborty at Stamps Auditorium during the CWPS Signature event in fall 2013.

Lebanese percussionist Rony Barrak performs during his March, 2012 CWPS artist residency.

Lebanese percussionist Rony Barrak performs during his March, 2012 CWPS artist residency.

The Fontomfrom Drum and Dance Ensemble perform during their March, 2012 CWPS artist residency.

The Fontomfrom Drum and Dance Ensemble perform during their March, 2012 CWPS artist residency.

Vusi Malasela Addresses a Class

Vusi Malasela addresses a class during his Winter, 2012 residency with CWPS.

Kofi and Kwasi

CWPS director Kwasi Ampene (left) with Princeton Music Professor Kofi Agawu (right) after the Musicology Distinguished Lecture at U-M in winter 2015.

Welcome

The Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS) seeks to offer a multidisciplinary space for artists, performers, scholars, and the community for intellectual interactions. The center provides a platform for artistic inspiration and scholarly dialogue about the importance and meaning of performance around the world. Through its work, CWPS strives to bridge the gap between performance and scholarship, increase knowledge of performing arts around the globe, bring into intellectual focus the increasing globalization of the performing arts, and take advantage of the interdisciplinary opportunities at the University of Michigan.

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