The artistic display of dance, poetry, and music that students brought to the stage in Finney Chapel marked the return of a cherished Oberlin tradition—Colors of Rhythm. The annual talent showcase highlights the work of students of color, and serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.
Since its inception in 1997, Colors of Rhythm (CoR) has provided a forum for disenfranchised student artists and performers of color. Presented annually, this event began as a constructive protest against what students found missing from the curriculum and academic departments that Oberlin did not cover. Through the years the event has become one of several signature programs hosted by the Multicultural Resource Center.
This year cultural performances, readings, and other artistic forms were presented by more than 10 group and single student performers, including works by OSLAM, the African Students Association, Oberlin College Taiko, and the South Asian Students Association.
See more photos from Colors of Rhythm 2022 on Oberlin’s Flickr page.
Our photo tour continues with a concert by jazz alum Kassa Overall ’05 in the ’Sco; a solo performance by pianist and Oberlin 2021 Concerto Competition winner Leo Choi; the Jed Deppman Translation Symposium in Craig Lecture Hall; a reading by Peter Stephan Jungk in German House; a talk by President Carmen Twillie Ambar in Dye Lecture Hall; music by the Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble in Finney Chapel; and a winning match by the women’s tennis team.
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