Spurlock Museum and CWM to host musican from Mozambique

The Spurlock Museum and Robert E. Brown Center for World Music are partnering to present Nyttu Chongo to campus and community audiences from January 29 through February 1. An African storyteller's musician, Nyttu Chongo (pronounced Nee-too SHO-ngo) believes that the past lives on, in, and through music. African music played on traditionally-designed instruments is an important continuation of ancient values, knowledge, and culture that must be shared.

Chongo's visit concludes with a workshop and performance, open to the general public free of charge, on Saturday, February 1 at Spurlock Museum. The workshop introducing traditional rhythms, sounds, and instruments of Mozambique will take place from 10a - 11:30a, and is recommended for ages 14 and up. An all ages performance will follow at 2p.

These events are supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Spurlock is located at 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana.
More information is available at https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/ or by phone at 217-244-3355