Campus News Blog: Meadows Hosts Group Alash for Brown Bag Concert

March 29, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Posted By Monica Sharma

This Wednesday, March 31, members of the award-winning singing group Alash will be performing a Brown Bag concert in Owen Arts Center.

In this performance, called Expanding Your Horizons, members will show off their mastery of the Tuvan style of singing. Tuvian throat-singing can be described as an ancient Central Asian musical tradition.

What’s unique about this type of singing is the way the individual vocalists sing multiple pitches at the same time creating sounds of the natural world like birds or streams.

Along with the vocalists, the Brown Bag performance will be accompanied by traditional Tuvan instruments.

Alash is deeply committed to the music and culture of Tuva, but they also mix western elements into their performances. This creates a personal style that is both fresh and cultural at the same time.

This free perfromance will be held at noon. For more information, click here.

Crowds Flooding the Mall for Concert

January 18, 2009 by · Comments Off 

(PHOTO BY ELISABETH BRUBAKER / THE DAILY MUSTANG)

(PHOTO BY ELISABETH BRUBAKER / THE DAILY MUSTANG)

Posted by Elisabeth Brubaker, 12:51 p.m.

The Mall Crawl was not so successful this morning. The free concert at the Lincoln Memorial begins at 2 p.m. but folks were already lining the reflection pool as early as 9:30 a.m.

I was amazed to find thousands of people already filling up the mall from the bottom of the Lincoln Memorial down the sides of the frozen reflection pool.

There was a security check point at the street before we even reached the World War II memorial. Nothing intense, only police officers checking bags, coats, and waists. Security fences were everywhere, blocking off the Vietnam War Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and others.

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered Sunday to watch the star-studded concert officially kicking off the Inauguration celebration. (PHOTO BY ALAN H. ROSE / THE DAILY MUSTANG)

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered Sunday to watch the star-studded concert officially kicking off the Inauguration celebration. (PHOTO BY ALAN H. ROSE / THE DAILY MUSTANG)

The American people are powerful. When people heartily believe in something or someone, they come out in throngs, whether they are campaigning, protesting, or simply supporting. It was amazing to see the people on the mall piling in at 10 a.m. for a chance to see 28 artists who are performing because they believe in Obama and in “Renewing America’s Promise.” It is a free concert for millions of people, thanking them for their support and belief in America.

What a cool idea!