'UH Presents' series to feature Mathlouthi, Valdez and Indian Ink Theatre

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Sep 16, 2014

Emel Mathlouthi.  Photo credit: Ghaith Ghoufa
Emel Mathlouthi. Photo credit: Ghaith Ghoufa

UH Mānoa Outreach College announces its Fall 2014 "UH Presents" series of artists.

Emel Mathlouthi
Free public lecture - Thursday, October 2, at 5 p.m. at UHM Crawford 105
Performance - Friday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Orvis Auditorium
Singer, songwriter, composer and guitarist Emel Mathlouthi has been called the “voice of the Arab Spring.”  Her song, “Kelmti Horra” (my word is free), became an anthem for the Arab Spring revolutionaries.  She draws comparisons to Joan Baez and the Labanese diva Fairouz.  Her lyrical style is infused with powerful rock, oriental and trip-hop influences.

Luiz Valdez
Free public lecture - Thursday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Orvis Auditorium
Lecture by noted playwright, director and filmmaker Luis Valdez. Founder of El Teatro Campesino and director of Zoot Suit and La Bamba.
Presented in association with UHM Colleges of Arts and Sciences, and Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas.

Indian Ink Theatre Company: The Guru of Chai
Performance - Monday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Orvis Auditorium
Indian Ink Theatre Company, one of New Zealand’s most successful theater companies, brings us this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful romantic thriller. Prepare to be enlightened as the contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this story of a poor chaiwallah (tea seller). His life is changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing.

Visit the Outreach College website www.outreach.hawaii.edu/community for more information on how to purchase tickets.

These programs are presented by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Outreach College in association with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Music Department and the Performing Arts Presenters of Hawaiʻi; supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Western States Arts Federation, Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Student Activity & Program Fee Board.