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Haruna Walusimbi at Oakland University

Friday, April 10th at 10am - Haruna Walusimbi @ Oakland University Varner Recital Hall 

Friday, April 10th at 8pm - Haruna Walusimbi @ Oakland University Varner Recital Hall 

Saturday, April 11th at 8pm - Haruna Walusimbi @ Oakland University Varner Recital Hall 

Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:30pm - Joe Reilly and the Community Gardeners @ Farmington Hills Earth Day Celebration 

Sunday, April 26th at 1pm - Haruna Walusimbi @ Ann Arbor Library - Downtown Branch 

Monday, May 4th at 7:30pm - Spring Percussion Ensemble Concert @ University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

It has been wonderful to host my Ugandan brother Haruna Walusimbi at Oakland University for the past two months. After not seeing one another for nearly 18 years, we have had a lot to catch up on. Together we've done plenty of traveling, performing, and teaching including: a Brooklyn Concert, New Jersey City and Manhattan School Performances, a West Virginia University residency, Eastern Michigan University masterclass, Michigan school performances, and a collaborative concert at Cleveland State University with friends from India and Michigan .

Please come out this weekend to one of three concerts at Oakland University to experience Haruna Walusimbi's amazing work with my students. These shows are not to be missed and I am very proud of my OU students for their musicianship and dedication to learning Haruna's music. Here is a sneak peek of our program from an appearance yesterday morning on Fox 2 Detroit.

Later in the month, I'll be performing with Joe Reilly and some of my favorite Michigan musicians to celebrate Earth Day. I also have additional performances scheduled with Haruna at the Ann Arbor Library and at the University of Wisconsin.

I hope you can make it out to one or more of these programs. Thanks for supporting the music!

Mark

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