Artist Recital Series: Silkroad Ensemble—Uplifted Voices

Date, time, location

Friday, April 26, 2024
7:30 pm EDT

Finney Chapel

90 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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$35 Public | $30 OC Staff/Faculty/Alumni, Seniors, Military | $10 Students
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The Silkroad Ensemble’s new program, Uplifted Voices, shines a light on previously under-recognized voices to change our perspectives on the history and migration of music. Audiences will be led on a musical journey that connects the music of indigenous North America to the world, drawing inspiration from folk and ancestral music of Japan, China, Armenia, Ireland and the Hebrides, and native populations across North America. 

The ensemble is percussionist Haruka Fujii, Celtic harpist and vocalist Maeve Gilchrist, and cellist Karen Ouzounian. They will perform with special guests—pipa player Wu Man, flutist and vocalist Nathalie Joachim, and Pura Fé, a Tuscarora/Taíno lap-steel slide guitarist and vocalist.

“Silkroad has people from all over, and that’s what makes it such a great group to represent the American story, because that’s what the American story is. We are world music.”—The New York Times

Read an interview about the program with Haruka Fujii.


Haruka Fujii Tamping Song

Pura Fé Indigenous World and Mind

Wu Man, realized by Danny Clay Two Chinese Paintings

Karen Ouzounian Der Zor

Nathalie Joachim Kanpe Anba Soley

Maeve Gilchrist and Wu Man Untitled Duo

Nasim Khorassani Lullaby

Pura Fé Canoe Song

Nathalie Joachim Kouti Yo

Maeve Gilchrist Far Down Far

Pura Fé Mahkjchi

This program is part of the 2023-24 Artist Recital Series.

Proudly supported by Ideastream Public Media, official media partner of the Artist Recital Series.

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Thanks to the generosity of Richard ’62 and Linda ’62 Clark, free concert tickets for the 2023-24 Artist Recital Series are available to students with valid OCID. Instructions available at #ClaimYourSeat.


Pardon Our Dust - Visitor parking nearby Finney Chapel is limited due to construction on campus. Other nearby visitor parking is available in the lots:

  • behind Mudd Learning Center (Terrell Main Library) north of W. College Street, accessible from W. College Street
  • behind Bosworth Hall (Fairchild Chapel) north of W. Lorain Street, accessible from both W. Lorain Street and N. Main Street

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