Women of the World to kick off SRU Performing Arts Series


women of the world in concert

Sept. 2, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Women of the World, the 2014 champions of the Harmony Sweepstakes national a cappella competition, will open the 2016-17 Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 16 in the University Union.

Women of the World are a collective of innovative musicians from across the globe. The quartet performs folk and traditional music in 29 of the world's languages, including: English, Japanese, Creole, Hindi, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish and French.

The group's current lineup includes: Ayumi Ueda from Japan, Giorgia Renosto from Italy, Annette Philip from India and Deborah Pierre who is of U.S. and Haitian descent. The ensemble likens itself "a microcosm of the world," with members working closely together to create and perform music, while learning about each other's cultures, languages, beliefs and practices.

Since their beginning in 2008, the ensemble has received accolades and collaborated with many renowned musicians, including Grammy Award-winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin and African vocal icon Angelique Kidjo.

With performances at the Blue Note Jazz Club, Carnegie Hall, the Boston Symphony Hall, the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival and United Nations events, Women of the World continues to spread the message of peace and unity through music.

Women of the World were formed to bring female musicians from across the globe onto a common platform to collaborate and create through the sharing of music. Together, the group's members explore and celebrate the differences in ideologies and cultural tenets that exist in the lives of women all over the world.

General admission tickets are $22 for adults; $20 for seniors (62 and older); $18 for youth (17 and younger); and $8 for SRU students.

MEDIA CONTACT: Robb King | 724.738.2199 | robert.king@sru.edu