Northern Harmony, a select ensemble of 16 veteran singers from the Village Harmony world music organization, present a thrilling mix of world harmony traditions including South African songs and dances, traditional polyphony from Georgia, Corsica, and the Balkans, American shape-note singing and quartet gospel, and renaissance motets.
About to embark on their sixteenth European tour, Northern Harmony (led by Larry Gordon) has won a wide reputation for their remarkable command of the different singing styles and timbres appropriate to these different traditions. The upcoming tour will take them up and down the East Coast, and then to the UK, Switzerland, France and Germany. Northern Harmony is the highest level performing group under the umbrella of Village Harmony, which sponsors singing camps and workshops in New England and many parts of the world. The singers are primarily young graduates of Village Harmony singing programs, and most have studied traditional singing styles first hand with native teachers in South Africa, Bulgaria, Corsica and Caucasus Georgia.
For further information visit the Northern Harmony website: www.villageharmony.org
Andrew Hauze, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-690-3489
Lang Music Building : Lang Concert Hall, Lang Music Building
Academic Departments & Programs, Arts & Culture, Concert, Performance, Public Events
For over 40 years, José Galvez has devoted his life to documenting the everyday lives of Latinos in the United States through his camera lens. Born into the Mexican barrios of Tucson, Arizona, Galvez understands full well both the hardships and joys of being Latino - Chicano.
Galvez’ presentation of image and word entitled \"De Mis Viajes\" (From My Travels) will be on display in Swarthmore College’s McCabe Library Atrium from August 26 through September 26, 2014. Visitors will find that Galvez has created a powerful and unparalleled historical record of the Latino experience in America that beautifully captures the essence of Latino daily life and its struggle and triumph. On Wednesday, September 24 at 4:15 p.m., Galvez will give a lecture complementing his stunning collection in the McCabe Library Atrium. A reception will follow.
Galvez majored in journalism at the University of Arizona and after graduation, worked as a staff photographer at the Arizona Daily Star. He then went on to become the first Mexican-American photographer for the Los Angeles Times. In 1984 while at the Times, Galvez was a member of a team of Chicanos who received a Pulitzer Prize for community service, becoming the first Chicanos to do so.
Galvez served as senior photo editor for Americanos, a multi-media exhibition led by Edward James Olmos. In 2000, he published his first book, Vatos, a collaboration with esteemed poet Luis Alberto Urrea. In Beloved Land: An Oral History of Mexican Americans in Southern Arizona (2004), Galvez and oral historian Patricia Martin explored the lives of Mexican pioneer ranchers in the American Southwest.
Currently, Galvez and his family reside in North Carolina photographing Hispanic immigration in the South. In 2005, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) with support from the Ford Foundation and JP Morgan Chase awarded Galvez and his wife, Anne, partial funding to create the photography/oral history project “Land of Opportunity: Latino Entrepreneurs of North Carolina.”
Anna Everetts, email@example.com, (610) 328-7750
McCabe Library : McCabe Lobby
Academic Departments & Programs, Intercultural Center, Lang Center, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel, Library, Off-Campus Study Office, Public Events