Men with Bad Manners, featuring all of Wesleyan’s greatest musicians, has released its debut album, Seed Sankara. Not only is the music stupendous (produced by Buru Style’s Andrew Fogliano ’10), but it’s also for a great cause. MWBM includes Immanuel Lokwei ’12, Howe Pearson ’12, Matt Hurwit ’12, and Jesse Humm ’12.
Interested in hearing the Megillah reading and/or coming to a great dinner/party? Come to the Wesleyan Chabad this Wednesday night to hear the story of Purim and for a great dinner! Costumes are encouraged, no RSVP required! Bring your friends, everyone is welcome.
Order of Events:
Start with the Megillah reading.
After that there will be a buffet fit for kings and queens!
“R Who We R We is an ongoing collaboration by composer-performers Ted Hearne (voice) and Philip White (electronics). We deconstruct assertions of identity in pop music. We dissect songs by Michael Jackson, Ke$ha, Eminem and others, subjecting them to arbitrary processes applied to both lyrical and sonic elements. Measures are reordered, lyrics are alphabetized, the backup choir is given the solo mic; garbled lyrics become absurd poems couched in profundity, melodies from the processed text become vocal lines, those vocal lines become control voltages in a chaotic electronic feedback system; four-on-the-floor endures, auto-tune abounds.”
The project was premiered at the Music With a View Festival in March 2011 at the Flea Theater in Tribeca. Additional performances have taken place at the Sleeping Giant Summer Show at Littlefield (Brooklyn), The 2011 Dither Extravaganza at the Invisible Dog (Brooklyn), and at presentation of the Electronic Music Foundation at the Greenwich Music House in Manhattan.
Date: Tonight, February 29 Time: 9 pm Place: CFA Hall Cost: Fee
This just in! It’s so stinkin’ fresh to my ears! To tell the truth though, I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the Peace Corps digging my lion-surrounded jeep out of the mud of Tanzania. Thank you Peace Corps!
Besides there being an info table in Usdan from 11 AM – 2 PM, you can hear Returned Peace Corps Volunteers speak about their experience service in countries around the world.
Since Seattle, all anti-systemic movements acknowledge that the Zapatistas were the first wake-up call to react against Neoliberal Globalization. The Zapatista experience continues to be a source of inspiration everywhere. The Zapatista ¡Basta! reappeared in Occupy Wall Street as a sign of identity. Zapatismo itself can be described as an attitude. What are the nature and traits of such attitude? Can it be adopted by other movements seeking similar outcomes?
As jobs, assets and expectations are increasingly at risk with the current crisis, people everywhere are no longer expecting a solution for their predicaments conceived and implemented by the powers that be. They are losing trust in the government and the political parties to produce needed and urgent social changes. People’s new agency for change is the reorganization of society from the bottom-up expressing a new political imagination
Join 28-year-old Wesleyan alum (a founder of Buddhist House) and Shambhala Buddhist practitioner, Lodro Rinzler ’05, for the Connecticut leg of his book tour. The Buddha Walks into a Bar is Lodro Rinzler’s introduction to Buddhism for anyone who wants to ride the waves of life with mindfulness and compassion. Join the author and teacher for meditation instruction, a short talk, contemplation practice, and reception/book signing.
Lodro Rinzler is a practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. He has served as the Executive Director of the Boston Shambhala Center and currently oversees development efforts for Shambhala internationally. Lodro’s column, What Would Sid Do, appears regularly on the Huffington Post. Lodro writes from his apartment in New York City.