The Spurlock Museum’s 15th annual WorldFest, a celebration of the variety of performance arts practiced around the world, will be held virtually with the release of three performance videos on the Museum’s Facebook page (external link). The videos will be released at 8 AM on June 16, 23, and 30. Each of the videos will remain on the Spurlock Museum’s Facebook page (external link), as well as its YouTube channel (external link) for viewing at later date.
The June 16 video features local performers Bourema “Ibrahim” Ouedraogo and Jason Finkelman. Ibrahim currently works at Urbana Public Television and comes from a family of musicians in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The pieces performed in the video are original songs composed by Ibrahim. Jason is the Director of Global Arts Performance Initiatives at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and has worked with the Spurlock Museum for many years to engage the musicians, dancers, and storytellers who have been welcomed to the WorldFest stage. In addition to accompanying Ibrahim, Jason explains and demonstrates the many instruments he plays with the songs.