Posted on October 15, 2012 by Christopher Thrall

The Either/Orchestra is unique among new jazz groups of its size having consistently taken on the challenge of the road. The best music happens when the band plays together night after night and brings its show to the people: people in clubs, concert halls, festivals; people in big cities and small towns. Originality, individuality and …

The Either/Orchestra is unique among new jazz groups of its size having consistently taken on the challenge of the road. The best music happens when the band plays together night after night and brings its show to the people: people in clubs, concert halls, festivals; people in big cities and small towns. Originality, individuality and free-flowing emotion set the E/O apart from many of today’s large jazz ensembles.

Building upon their deep respect for the audience, the E/O takes listeners on an exciting ride, this time to Africa, and will leave them hungry for more. The Vocal Soloist – Mahmoud Ahmed is heralded as the “Voice of Ethiopia”, tours regularly with Boston’s Either/Orchestra & Badume’s Band and is a BBC World Music Award winner.

University of Alberta, Augustana Campus
Faith & Life Centre
Friday, November 16  |  8 pm
$28 for Adults, $18 for Students & Seniors
Please buy your tickets online from Camrose Tickets!

Alumni Tickets:
$25 – Reception & Concert
$10 – Reception only
Reception includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and one complimentary beverage.
Registration 6 pm | Program 6:30 pm | Reception 7 pm | Concert 8 pm
Alumni Registration: www.ualberta.ca/alumni/camrose
Contact Larissa Brese 780-492-1059 or toll free 1-877-492-1059; email: larissa.brese@ualberta.ca
Please register before Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

In 2003, three eminent University of Alberta professors were contemplating ways to make the university more accessible to the Edmonton community. Since Edmonton is renowned as a Festival City and the university is all about ideas – voila! – an idea was born: The Festival of Ideas. The opportunity to create such a festival emerged during the planning for the U of A’s 2008 Centenary. The festival director worked with an advisory board of community and university members to create an engaging and exciting lineup that enjoyed great success in 2008 and 2010.

This year’s Festival of Ideas theme is

Shifting Tectonic (Social) Plates

Every so often the world shifts – in geographical, social, cultural, and material ways.  Generally, tectonic shifts refer to the forces that can change geological structures and forms, such as the shifting plates under the earth’s crust that recently produced the earthquakes and the subsequent tsunami and nuclear meltdowns in Japan.  Floods, fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, eruptions, tsunamis can result when shifting plates slide or collide.  But it is not only the movement of interconnected plates under the earth’s crust that can produce startling and catastrophic changes, tectonic shifts in social and cultural structures and forms also disrupt social relationships, cultural expectations and political arrangements in dramatic ways.  Social breakdowns on the order of revolutions and war represent tectonic shifts in the “order” and “organization” of the social, political, economic and cultural taken-for-granted, everyday world.


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