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Join Musician James Isabirye and AAAD Professor David Pier

for a Workshop on Ugandan Instruments on

Friday, March 24th | 2:00-4:00pm

Woollen Gym, Room 304




Visiting Ugandan folklorist and musician, James Isabirye, will be demonstrating Ugandan traditional instruments, such as the embaire xylophone, and discussing their traditional and modern social contexts. During this event, participants will have opportunities to examine and play the instruments. Isabirye, one of Uganda’s foremost experts on traditional music, has served as an advisor to UNESCO, as well as to the global music internet project “Singing Wells”. 

*This event is free and open to all UNC Students, Faculty, and Staff, and the public.


A Workshop on Ugandan Instruments is being sponsored by: AAAD Department, African Studies Center, Institute for Arts & Humanities, Center for Global Initiatives, and the Department of Music.