More than one hundred friends, students, alumni, and faculty gathered to honor Professor Patricia Hills at a symposium held at the George Sherman Union on April 26, 2014. Entitled “American Visual Culture in Context: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Patricia Hills,” this event featured academic papers by prominent scholars from across the country who were Hills’ former students. Sponsored by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, alumni and current students, the Boston University Center for the Humanities, the Department of the History of Art & Architecture, the American & New England Studies Program, and the African American Studies Program, the symposium celebrated the career of Professor Hills, a specialist in American art who has taught at Boston University since 1978. Dr. Hills is retiring at the end of this academic year.

DhakaBrakha: Contemporary-Folk Quartet (Ukraine)

Starts: 12:00 pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Ends: 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Location: 855 Commonwealth Avenue, CFA Concert Hall

DakhaBrakha is a group from Ukraine that plays the contemporary-folk music, or what they call “ethno-chaos.” Having experimented with Ukrainian folk music, the band has added rhythms of the surrounding world into their music, inspiring cultural and musical liberation through unexpected combinations of Ukrainian melodies and global rhythms. The band’s bright and clear vocals are layered with traditional instrumentation from every corner of the globe, including Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian influences. Putting themselves at the intersection of Ukrainian folklore, transnational sounds, and contemporary theatre, DhakaBrakha constantly moves between intimate textures and riotous expression, shaping a truly thrilling musical experience. ** Interested in participating in a workshop with DakhaBrakha after the concert (2-3pm)? Please email to sign up before September 18th: Free Admission. Sponsored by the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, the CFA School of Music, and the BU Arts Initiative: Provost's Office.