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 video posted on June 30 highlights music from around the world performed by Cody Jensen. Cody is a musician based in Urbana, Illinois. He has found a niche in the Midwest as a touring artist and dance accompanist. In this video, he puts his own spin on traditional and early 20th century tunes on instruments from around the world. Instruments featured in this video include the banjo, balafon, xylophone, rhythm bones, hanging jug, steel pan, and harpejji.