Campus News Release
Musician Tom Turino to Perform at Franklin College
Release date: September 27, 2012Tom Turino, a musician, anthropologist and ethnomusicologist, will perform at Franklin College from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 in the Richardson Chapel, playing Cajun, Peruvian and African music.
Turino graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987 with a doctorate degree in ethnomusicology. He was a professor at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana from 1987 to 2012, teaching musicology and anthropology. He has authored or co-authored five books dealing with music of foreign cultures and politics and has written numerous journal articles. His favorite work, Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation, was published in 2008. Turino has another book currently in the works.
Since retiring in June, Turino has been playing with five bands in many styles, including playing kena and charango in an Andean trio, button accordion and fiddle in a Cajun band, an mbira duo, old-time musica on fiddle and banjo, and contradance music on guitar. He also performs in a duo with his son Matt, both original fiddle/banjo music and various American traditions.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Marketing and Communications at (317) 738-8185. Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for significant careers through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students more than 30 majors, 35 minors and nine pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA.