Bent Hall Rm. 101B, Queens Campus
What can just one person do to save the world?
Find out what this person is doing…
Come hear one musician's story about bringing an entire school
system to Kopeyia, Ghana.
A specialist in traditional West African music, Robert is a
composer whose credits include the feature film "Inside", directed
by Arthur Penn, as well as many documentaries and works for
television. He has composed new music commissions which have
been performed throughout the USA and Europe. He is also an active
performer on keyboards, percussion and West African drums, and has
played for film soundtracks, Broadway shows – including Lion King
since 1997 - TV programs, album projects, and live tours in the USA
Robert studied ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University and received
his Masters in composition at Yale University. He has spent
much time in Ghana, West Africa, studying drumming, singing and
dancing. He also founded a public elementary and junior high
school in a farming village in southeastern Ghana in 1988, and has
been building and supporting it ever since (visit www.kgsf.org).
Robert has brought traditional West African Music to many students
in the USA, including classes at Juilliard, Manhattan School of
Music, Tufts University, Sarah Lawrence, University of Northern
Iowa, Princeton University, Yale and Wesleyan, and Brooklyn Academy
of Music’s DanceAfrica Festival.
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Date: Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Time: 1:50 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: Bent Hall Rm. 101B, Queens
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Core
Studies, the St. John’s Honors Program and Student