Folklore/Ethnomusicology Coffeehouse, IU Triennial 2010, Karaoke

This week on Artworks, explore the IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology Coffeehouse night, hear from some of the IU Triennial artists, and get some karaoke tips.

This week on Artworks,

Annie Corrigan speaks with John McDowell, who has his faculty colleagues, as well as a number of grad students, get out of the classroom and step onto the stage in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology’s Coffeehouse performance.

Yael Ksander sits down with three artists to talk about their work on display now in the triennial faculty show at the IU Art Museum.

And, it’s amateur night across south-central Indiana.  Well, at least whenever karaoke is on the schedule.  Josephine McRobbie explores this world of make-your-own-entertainment.

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Improbable Kinship: Arthur Liou, Barry Gealt, Osamu James Nakagawa

"Crossing,' a still image from the video 'Improbable Waves' by Arthur Liou

Although disparate in terms of form, works by Arthur Liou, Barry Gealt, and Osamu James Nakagawa emerged from the artists’ philosophical and personal kinship.

From The Library To The Stage, Ethnomusicology And Folklore

The MP3s use novelty instruments to recreate pop tunes.

Folklore and Ethnomusicology Department cuts loose with an evening of musical performances that includes everything from folk songs to pop tune parodies.

Welcome To Amateur Hour: The Democratizing World Of Karaoke Bars

WFIU’s Josephine McRobbie visited a local karaoke night to find out just what makes this form of entertainment so ubiquitous.

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