UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Year of Somalia
 

Year of

Somalia 2019-20


Year of Somalia at UWRF
2019-20 is the Year of Somalia on campus. A wide variety of events and activities will be held throughout the academic year. Please see below for the most up-to-date information on this year's diverse Year of Somalia offerings organized by month. 


Somalia Resources 
A great place to find Somalia resources and events

Please click here


Request Funding
To request funding for your project, activity, or event, complete this form and email it to yearofsomalia@uwrf.edu


Request use of Event Supplies and Decorations

The following event supplies and decorations are available for checkout. Please email Katie at events@uwrf.edu the items you would like, date of pick up and date of return. Items can be picked up in room 139 North Hall by appointment. 

  • Year of Somalia Pull Up Full Color Banner 31.5”x 83.25”- qu. 1
  • Mini US & Somalia Flags with stands- qu. 20
  • King Protea Artificial Flowers – qu. 6
  • Large African Market Basket- qu. 1
  • African Fan- qu. 1
  • African Animal Masks (Elephant, Zebra, Cheetah, Giraffe)- 1 of each
  • Baby Blue Rectangle Tablecloth (washable polyester)  60x102- qu. 1
  • Hunter Green table runner/scarf- qu. 1 
  • Elephant small tea light candle holders – qu. 3
  • Assortment of  spices found in Somali food (Coriander SeedsCumin PowderBlack PeppercornsTurmeric PowderGreen Cardamom PodsFenugreek Seeds and Cloves) small dishes to display spices along with spice name cards included.

Contact Us
Email the Year of Committee at yearofsomalia@uwrf.edu


 

Year of Somalia
 

Featured Event


Somali Music and Dance Performance

Date: Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
Time: 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts

The UWRF Music Department and the Year of Somalia program will present a collaborative presentation featuring Somali guest artist musicians and dancers from the Upper Midwest of the U.S. As a full day event, the presentation consists of two parts – a daytime workshop and an evening performance. The daytime workshop will feature Somali musicians and dancers engaging with UWRF students from all academic disciplines in a collaborative session focusing on traditional music and dance forms from Somalia. This musically and educationally enriching workshop will provide a basis for the UWRF students to understand the rich musical traditions, history, and contemporary practice in Somali culture. The evening concert will feature the Somali guest-artists performing their traditional music and dance forms.  

Registration: Free event. No registration required. 
 

September 2019

October 2019

November 2019

Somali Music and Dance Workshop

Date: Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
Time: Noon - 2 p.m.
Location: Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts

The UWRF Music Department and the Year of Somalia program offer a collaborative presentation featuring Somali guest artist musicians and dancers from the Upper Midwest of the U.S. As a full day event, the presentation consists of two parts – a daytime workshop and an evening performance. The daytime workshop will feature Somali musicians and dancers engaging with UWRF students from all academic disciplines, in a collaborative session focusing on traditional music and dance forms from Somalia. This musically and educationally enriching workshop will provide a basis for the UWRF students to understand the rich musical traditions, history, and contemporary practice in Somali culture. The evening concert will feature the Somali guest-artists performing their traditional music and dance forms.  

Registration: Free event. No registration required. 
Contact Name: David Milne
Contact Email: david.a.l.milne@uwrf.edu


Somali Music and Dance Performance

Date: Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
Time: 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts

The UWRF Music Department and the Year of Somalia program will present a collaborative presentation featuring Somali guest artist musicians and dancers from the Upper Midwest of the U.S. As a full day event, the presentation consists of two parts – a daytime workshop and an evening performance. The daytime workshop will feature Somali musicians and dancers engaging with UWRF students from all academic disciplines in a collaborative session focusing on traditional music and dance forms from Somalia. This musically and educationally enriching workshop will provide a basis for the UWRF students to understand the rich musical traditions, history, and contemporary practice in Somali culture. The evening concert will feature the Somali guest-artists performing their traditional music and dance forms.  

Registration: Free event. No registration required. 
Contact Name: David Milne
Contact Email: david.a.l.milne@uwrf.edu

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