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Obo Addy/Franya Berkman Memorial Space Dedication

Date: 12:00pm PDT December 15, 2013 PST Location: Evans Hall

Evans Hall

The Music Department will host a brief event at which we will dedicate a new space created outside of the Evans Center memorializing two of our beloved colleagues - master drummer Obo Addy and ethnomusicologist Franya Berkman, both of whom passed away in 2012. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 15th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.
The memorial space, which was recently completed, is located between Evans and BoDine, and features a bench, a tree, a plaque mounted on a stone, and flower plantings.
The ceremony will commence with a 30-minute musical tribute consisting of brief performances by Michael Stirling and Alex Addy and friends in Evans Auditorium; this will be followed by a dedication of the space, which will include a libation in the Ghanaian tradition at the site.  

A brief reception will follow.
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