WAI

Technosonics XIX Concert
September 23, 2018 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall
Cost is TBA

The McIntire Department of Music presents WAI on Sunday, September 23 at 8:00pm in Old Cabell Hall as part of Technosonics XIX.

Duo Mina Ripia and Maaka McGregor started the group WAI in 1999. They released their debut album (100%) in 2000. The sound of WAI was heralded nationally and internationally as “groundbreaking” and as “a new form of music to emerge from the Pacific Rim”. The album went on to win many accolades including best Maori album at the Tui NZ Music awards and in 2001 it was nominated in two out of seven BBC World music awards. Their latest release (ORA) in 2010 has been described as “truly exceptional” (Songlines) and “…this beautiful and truly innovative album speaks for itself.” (Sublime)

The BBC world service radio show ‘World of Music’ announced that our latest album ORA was #5 on their list of top 10 world music albums for 2010.

WAI is a startlingly original combination of the ancient and the modern with its eyes firmly fixed on the future.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda (map). Parking is available in the Central Grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Road, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. 

Please call the Music Department at 434.924.3052 for more information.
All events are subject to change.

 

Address

McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu