Berea College Welcomes Public to Stephenson Memorial Concert

Kiran Ahluwalia — Blending Tradition Indian and Pakistani Music

Phelps Stokes — 8:00 p.m., September 17, 2015

Berea College welcomes two-time Juno award winning singer-composer Kiran Ahluwalia. This will be the first convocation in the Stephenson Memorial Concert series of the academic year, Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. The program is free and open to the public.

Kiran Ahluwalia is an accomplished composer and musician, with six-albums currently under her belt. Her most recent in 2014 with Sanata: Stillness. The Los Angeles Times describes Kiran music “Her crystal clear voice arched superbly above rhythms that coursed through the audience…an evening of fascinating, newly revealed music.”

This event is the third in a year-long series of convocations. The convocation events, which are provided to both the campus and public communities, are a significant part of a student’s educational experience at Berea College. The convocation series offer lectures, symposia, concerts and the performing arts presented by outstanding personalities whose presentations enliven the intellectual, aesthetic and religious life and perform an important educational role. They also provide shared common intellectual experiences for students, faculty, and staff leading toward a unified academic community. See for the schedule of all convocations this academic year. All convocations are free and open to the public.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.