Introduction from Professor Carol Muller
Penn in Grahamstown, Music 56, is the first summer study abroad class at the University of Pennsylvania that takes students to Africa. We are in South Africa at the National Arts Festival, a festival of music, dance, theater, film, and a thinkfest, all in one town, over an 11 day period. The class begins online through the LPS Commons—this year we had people logging in from Kenya, Bulgaria, South Africa, and the United States. Then we all met together in Grahamstown, South Africa on Wednesday June 29, and began to attend performances at the festival on June 30. Eleven Days of Amazing is how the Festival is billed, and we have truly been amazed so far. When everyone leaves on Sunday July 11, we will have two more days in a regular classroom to process what we have learned, witnessed, and participated in over a four week period. With a final flourish of writing, the class ends, and we all board airplanes to return home.
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