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Nova Southeastern University Hosts Global Celebration of the Arts Featuring Talented Alumni & Students – April 28

Celebration explores themes of cultural harmony, diversity and artistic collaboration through original music, visual art and live performances

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. –Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Alumni Association and the Fischler School of Education and Human Services” Interdisciplinary Arts Program present “A Global Celebration of the Arts” on Tuesday, April 28, featuring a free evening of original music, visual art, and cultural harmony. The performances begin at 7 p.m. in the Don Taft University Center”s Performance Theatre on NSU’s main campus, 3301 College Ave. in Davie.

A pre-concert 5:30 p.m. reception in the Don Taft University Center will feature an art exhibit, food, and refreshments, while offering attendees a chance to personallyconnect with the performers, which include:

  • Melissa Axel: Interdisciplinary Arts Program graduate and recording artist Melissa Axel will debut original music and perform songs from her spring 2009 CD Transition. Centered on themes of love, humanity, and metamorphosis, Axel”s music has been described as “heartbreak, hope, and transformation distilled through gorgeous piano and a fearlessly intimate vocal.” Prior to earning her master”s at NSU, Axel studied at Boston”s renowned Berklee College of Music. She was also awarded a scholarship to WOMAD Summer School (World of Music and Dance, founded in 1980 by Peter Gabriel) in the UK, where she studied songwriting and African music. Her drive to create personal, yet universal songs is inspired by travels in Europe, Polynesia, and the U.S.
  • Kailin Yong: International fiddler Kailin Yong will perform with Axel and also present compositions rooted in his own exploration of world cultures—sounds of the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The Singapore native is a graduate of the Vienna Academy of Music andrecently won an Independent Music Award for his instrumental “Does It Really Matter?” As a musical ambassador and recipient of the Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin, Yong honors diversity and international friendship through artistic collaboration, spreading a message of hope across cultural divides and inspiring a sense of unity and purpose. Yong will be accompanied by several local musicians, including NSU Interdisciplinary Arts Program graduate Dessalines Ford, who will also present a solo piano piece.
  • Nathan Markham: This event will also feature the artwork of NSU Interdisciplinary Arts Program graduate student Nathan Markham. Upon graduating fromSavannah College of Art and Design in 1999, he and his wife spent two years backpacking around the world, collecting images, stories, andvideos concerning the migration of the King family of Guyana throughout the British Colonies and Dominion.Markham creates paintings and videos from memories of this experience, and he has created visual projections specifically for this live performance and will exhibit selected artworks based on their connection to the themes explored in the music being presented.

Admission to the reception and concert is free for those who RSVP by reservations by April 21. A $10 per person admission fee will be collected for reservations placed after that date. Please register online at www.nova.edu/alumni/events/index.html or by calling 954-262-2118.

Contact:
Andra Liwag, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309 office, 954-873-8494 cell, andrali@nova.edu