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Speaking in Tongues to Perform at Morris

Posted by Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Event Date/Time: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 7:30 pm
Location: Edson Auditorium


Speaking in Tongues will perform at the University of Minnesota, Morris on Saturday, January 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium. Comprised of four astonishing musicians from four different cultures with four native tongues, the group features master drummer and multi-instrumentalist from Ghana Sowah Mensah, Chinese pipa master Gao Hong, virtuoso bassist from Mexico City Enrique Toussaint, and Minnesota-born master percussionist Marc Anderson.

With worldwide performances as diverse as the group itself, Speaking in Tongues has appeared at the prestigious Muziekgebouw aan het IJ concert hall in Amsterdam as well as a variety of university campuses and concert halls across the United States. The ensemble’s members have more than 70 years of experience between them, and all are accomplished musicians in their own rights.

Prior to the evening performance, Speaking in Tongues will host both a Chinese pipa lecture and a “Drumming Around the World” workshop. The lecture will be held from 1–2 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall, and the workshop will be held from 2:30–3:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. Both are free and open to the public.

Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone and mail, or in person at the Office of Student Activities, Conferences, and Special Events. To purchase your tickets today, please visit tickets.umn.edu or call 320-589-6077.