All events are free and take place at UMMA unless otherwise noted.

Sep 29

Tunde Olaniran

Free. Tickets available online through the Michigan Union Ticket Office or call (734) 763-8587Tickets are required for entry. 

On the occasion of the UMMA exhibition Beyond Borders: Global Africa, UMMA presents Tunde Olaniran in concert. Olaniran’s music and performance embodies what it means to be beyond borders, blending dance, electro, hip-hop, and rock.  His debut album, Transgressor (2015), “feel[s] like it was recorded by a dissonant, flourishing collective, rather than a man from Flint [...] whose only vocal training is choir practice to boot” (Pitchfork). He was named NPR's Top Artist to Watch at SXSW 2017 and has been praised by The New York Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Noisey, Afropunk, and countless others. 

The exhibition will be open after the performance.

This concert is co-sponsored by the U-M Spectrum Center and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Lead support for Beyond Borders: Global Africa is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Michigan Medicine, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the University of Michigan Office of Research, African Studies Center, and Department of Afroamerican and African Studies. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan CEW+ Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund and Susan Ullrich.