image of Bourema Ouedraogo with a guitar and Jason Finkelman with another instrument sitting next to each other

Spurlock Museum WorldFest: Bourema “Ibrahim” Ouedraogo and Jason Finkelman

  • Event Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
  • Time: 8:00 am (CDT)
  • Location: Online
  • Cost: Free

The Spurlock Museum’s 15th annual WorldFest, a celebration of the variety of performance arts practiced around the world, will be held virtually with the release of 3 performance videos on the Museum’s Facebook page (external link). The videos will be released at 8:00 am on June 16, 23, and 30. Each of the videos will remain below, on the Spurlock Museum’s Facebook page (external link), and on the Spurlock Museum's YouTube channel (external link) for viewing at later date after being released.
The Spurlock Museum’s 15th annual WorldFest, a celebration of the variety of performance arts practiced around the world, is being held virtually with the release of 3 performance videos. The June 16 video for Bourema “Ibrahim” Ouedraogo and Jason Finkelman can be accessed below, on the Spurlock Museum’s Facebook page (external link), and the Spurlock Museum's YouTube channel (external link).

The June 16 video features local performers Bourema “Ibrahim” Ouedraogo and Jason Finkelman. Ibrahim currently works at Urbana Public Television and comes from a family of musicians in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The pieces performed in the video are original songs composed by Ibrahim. Jason is the Director of Global Arts Performance Initiatives at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and has worked with the Spurlock Museum for many years to engage the musicians, dancers, and storytellers who have been welcomed to the WorldFest stage. In addition to accompanying Ibrahim, Jason explains and demonstrates the many instruments he plays with the songs.

WorldFest Music With Bourema Ouedraogo and Jason Finkelman Video

The Spurlock Museum acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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Please note that this program does NOT take place at the Spurlock Museum.
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Contact

For further information on this event, contact Katya Reno at (217) 244-8483 or

To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at (217) 244-5586 or cudiamat@illinois.edu (email link).