Event: Music and Our Globalized World

Event: Music and Our Globalized World

A three-part series on current world affairs
Thursday, October 4, 2018

World Affairs Council

The Global Tipping Points series returns to UNH Manchester this fall with "Music and Our Globalized World.”

Global Tipping Points is presented by the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, in partnership with the homeland security, humanities, and public service programs at UNH Manchester. 

All events are free and open to the public, and are held in room 201 at UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH. (directions). Advance registration is encouraged at www.wacnh.org

Parking is available on Commercial Street and in the lots surrounding 88 Commercial Street (except spots labeled “student parking”) after 5 p.m. Call 603-314-7970 for more information or for special accommodations. Events will be canceled if the college is closed due to inclement weather.

The Music and Culture of Oman: Musical Biodiversity and the Indian Ocean Soundscape

Tuesday, october 16 | 6 P.M.


 Dr. Anne Rasmussen will discuss the cultural impact of music on a geographical region through the music of Oman. Since 1994, Rasmussen has directed the William and Mary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, a forum for the study and performance of music and with musicians from the Middle East and Arab world. The World Affairs Council of America and the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center are sponsoring this event.

The Future of Korea: K-Pop

THURSDAY, November 1 | 6 P.M.


Representatives from the U.S. Department of State, the Korean Embassy, and the Korea Economic Institute will discuss the evolution of Korean music and its impact on the world; especially the United States. Representatives will address the cultural diplomacy of K-Pop and what it reflects on Korea as a whole. The World Affairs Council of America and the Korea Economic Institute are sponsoring this event.


Playing for Peace in Action and Bringing People Together

MonDAY, December 3 | 6 P.M.


Lenny Matczynski, Director of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and the Apple Hill String Quartet will be present to talk about Apple Hill’s Playing for Peace mission of bringing people from different cultures and backgrounds together. The Apple Hill String Quartet will play a short concert following the presentation. This event is sponsored by the Fulbright Association.

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