Meet Tunde Olaniran, 2019/20 UMS Research Residency Artist
UMS is pleased to announce Michigan-based musician Tunde Olaniran as this season’s Education and Community Engagement Research Residency Artist.
Faculty Spotlight: Music for Midwives
When Ruth Zielinski applied for a UMS Course Development Grant, she envisioned a musical experience for her upper-level midwifery students...
Expand Your Musical Taste with Kamasi Washington
If you're a Kendrick Lamar fan looking to expand your musical taste, or add more variety to your Spotify Playlists, your search just might bring you to a new genre. Listeners of To Pimp a Butterfly are aware of the album's passionate social message, artistry, and musical poise. Yet, what they may not know is that one of the artists who worked with Kendrick Lamar on the record is leaving behind a legacy of his own.
The Lost Art of Writing Love Letters
Observations from Kyle Abraham’s Residency work with Michigan LGBTQ Youth Never before have I found myself in a group of “strangers” whom I felt I actually knew quite well. We were sitting...
UMS Playlist: Social Change and African Popular Music
Themes of social change are common in popular African music. In this listening guide, featuring Oliver Mtukudzi, Angelique Kidjo, and Bassekou Kouyate, explore some of the history of this connection.
A Love Supreme Playlist
This post is a part of a series of playlists curated by UMS staff, artists, and community. Check out more music here. We’ve been working with WCBN, the University of Michigan student-run community...
UMS Playlist: Evolution of Chamber Music
This post is a part of a series of playlists curated by UMS staff, artists, and community. Check out more music here. eigth blackbird. Photo by Luke Ratray. The Chicago-based chamber ensemble eighth...
UMS Playlist: A Touch of Minimalism
Minimalism can be extraordinarily beautiful. A playlist of minimalist music featuring Dawn of Midi, Steve Reich, Aphex Twin, and others.
Behind the Scenes with Soprano Janai Brugger
This post is a part of a series of playlists curated by artists, UMS Staff, and community. Check out more music here. Soprano Janai Brugger performs at our annual Handel’s Messiah on December 6-7,...
Behind the Scenes with Accordionist Julien Labro
This post is a part of a series of playlists curated by artists, UMS Staff, and community. Check out more music here. Accordionist Julien Labro performs alongside with other artists as part...