On Friday, November 11, Latin Grammy-nominated world music/jazz fusion band Afro-Andean Funk and Columbia’s Dr. Renzo Aroni led a workshop and performance, sponsored and supported by the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, about the preservation of the Quechua language and culture through their music.
Staff Writer and lapsed musician Jeff Davis attended a live virtual performance at the Lantern in the Lenfest Center for the Arts last Tuesday of Brandee Younger and Dezron Douglas, a harp and bass jazz duo.
New Bwogger Jacob Snyder dives into the greatly unappreciated world of on campus string performances and finds a solid gem. The artistically-inclined Columbia student would be making a dire mistake to ignore all that our own Miller Theater has to offer. From Christmas music of the English Renaissance to jazz piano, from Euripides to Steve […]
Father Dan O’Reilly is the director of Columbia Catholic Ministry and one of the more musical priests around. Catholicism curator Max Rettig sat down with Fr. O’Reilly to talk slogans, Pope Benedict, and Catholic rock bands. Bwog: How would you define your role inside of the Columbia community as head of the Catholic Ministry, and […]
Intrepid street artist, Jay Shells, has completed his latest project, “Rap Quotes.” He traveled around the city putting up fake street signs at specific locations mentioned in rap songs. What’s even better is that he finally teaches us how to pronounce Schermerhorn (1:15). (Animal New York) Plans to revitalize Harlem’s once vibrant jazz scene are well […]
Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump. As always, please leave any formatting suggestions in the comments! […]
Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege and luxury we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus that will hopefully make you realize how lucky we are to be here. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full […]
Black with a pop of color was the new black this week up in Columbia-land. As the temperature finally warmed and spring break loomed, Bwog spotted happy splashes of color everywhere, a reminder that winter, and indeed, midterms, won’t last forever. Alex Comiskey, SEAS ’11, Schermerhorn Major: Applied Math What are you wearing? I wanted […]
Welcome to Off-Beat, Bwog’s column for jazz both on and off campus. Our jazz correspondent Justin Vlasits will be focusing primarily on events that are “off the beaten path,” trying to give a picture of the New York jazz scene without talking about the big names playing at expensive clubs like the Blue Note, Iridium […]
Oh look the weather is terrible. Bwog strongly suggests you take refuge from this hellscape that’s been parading around as “autumn” in the Lerner Piano Lounge from noon to 1 PM. There will be a jazz trio! Or if jazz isn’t you thing, there are pumpkin pies and cupcakes, plus hot apple cider and hot […]
Studying for Music Hum midterms often can taint a student’s passion for music. If this sounds all too familiar, take advantage of some world-class live music right here at Columbia. The Lewis Nash Jazz Quintet is playing at Miller Theater tonight at eight. Nash may not be one of the Masters of Western music that […]
In which Bwogger Armin Rosen shows first-years how to break out of Morningside without breaking the bank. New York’s expensive, but the cheap bastards among you are in luck. Yes, New York’s notorious cigarette taxes mean that smokers will have to do a little pinching—or, better still, quit smoking altogether. And although $6.50 might seem […]
Bwog’s resident concert expert Justin Goncalves answers all your questions about the best venues, where to go when you’ve had it up to here with indie rock, and that elusive Brooklynite Todd P. Do you like music? I like music. Do you know what the best thing about living in New York while someone else […]