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Links between culture, music explored on International Edition radio
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The links between music and culture will be explored
during the next International Edition radio show.
The show will air at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 5 on WSUI (AM 910), 1:30
p.m. Sunday, April 6, on WSUI (AM 910) and again that evening at 5:30 p.m.
on KSUI (FM 91.7).
This month's show will feature interviews with two experts on music
and culture in West Africa and Japan. The first guest, University of Iowa
Anthropology Professor Frank Fairfax will discuss African and African-American
music in the context of a band he formed in Nigeria. He also will talk
about political and social links between Africa and African-American cultures.
The second guest, Visiting History Professor E. Taylor, will discuss
the authenticity of Japanese jazz. Atkins has traced the social history
of jazz, including its subculture and audience. He will join the faculty
of Northern Illinois University this fall.
In its seventh year of production, International Edition is coordinated
by the UI Office of International Education and Services (OIES). OIES staff
members John Rogers and Martin Roper are the show's co-hosts. OIES staffers
Lois Gray, Akua Brathwaite and Facundo Montenegro co-produce the show,
with the help of WSUI senior producer Julie Englander.
The show was created to reflect the inter-cultural mingling of the nearly
100 cultures represented on the UI campus by approximately 2,000 international
students and scholars. Programs are designed to educate, entertain and
promote cross-cultural understanding among international and local community
OIES provides foreign student advising and educational and study abroad
programming and works to increase the cross-cultural understanding and
skills of UI students, faculty and community members. More than 400 UI
students study abroad each year in programs and exchanges in an estimated
International Edition airs monthly on WSUI and KSUI. For more information,
call Gray, Brathwaite or Montenegro at (319)335-0335.