Kayla Snyder Jhene Aiko – “Jukai” (September 22) Jhene Aiko seems to finally be hitting her stride as one of R&B’s truly unique artists. The cool, unmistakable radiance of her voice has always been there, but on her latest album, “Trip,” Aiko has the production to back it up.
Xenia Rubinos’ music is refreshingly bold and authentic. An up-and-coming singer and composer, Rubinos recently released her album “Black Terry Cat.” Brought to campus by WBOR, she performed a sampling of her music at Ladd House this past Saturday. Rubinos emphasizes the creative capacity of individual experiences and self-expression. Her work documents an ongoing exchange between her state of mind and the exterior world. She describes her style as soulful, with a lot of energy and love.
Courtesy of the Bowdoin College Museum of ArtRUSSIAN REVOLUTION: “Did You Volunteer” is a 1920 lithograph by Dmitry Moor, from the collection of Svetlana and Eric Silverman ’85 P ’19. When viewed in a modern context, the Soviet propaganda posters in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s (BCMA) newest exhibit provide not only insight into the rise and fall of the Soviet Union but also a framework for understanding the present.
Sam HoneggerMIDDLE EASTERN MOVIES: Postdoctoral fellow Idriss Jebari hopes to get to know students and spark dialogue through a new film series. Idriss Jebari, an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in History, understands the power of film to expose new perspectives.
Louis MendezA LIFE-LONG PROJECT: Deke Weaver ’85 shared four performances from his series, “The Unreliable Bestiary,” in Kresge Auditorium on Monday. From elephants to monkeys to wolves, Deke Weaver ’85 has set out on a lifelong project to create performances for each letter of the alphabet, with each letter representing a different endangered animal or habitat.
Victoria YuStories in motion: Matt Bollinger speaks about his artwork in Kresge Auditorium last Monday. Bollinger creates fictionalized accounts of his life experiences through multimedia animations, featuring original paintings and music. “The strongest artists are ever more themselves in the work,” the artist said.
Kayla Snyder Earlier this week, Tyler, The Creator tweeted that he originally wrote his single, “See You Again,” for Zayn Malik. At first, it seems odd that the rapper who broke onto the scene talking about having threesomes with a triceratops would be penning lyrics for the former One-D playboy.
Courtesy of Acadia MezzofantiMuseum music: A quartet performs for the public in the College Museum of Art as part of the Bowdoin International Music Festival. More than 250 students assemble on campus each year to participate in the prestigious program.
Most theater productions take weeks, or even months, to rehearse before the curtain rises on opening night. The same is typically true on the Bowdoin stage. But not this Saturday night. At 7 p.m. tomorrow, Masque & Gown actors will perform original plays that were written, directed and rehearsed in only 24 hours.
Jenny IbsenCINEMATIC SOUND Music major Sam Kyzivat ’18 plays electric violin at a Reed House event. Inspired by artists like Andrew Bird, he uses a looping pedal to create “orchestral ambient electric violin loops.” He has written songs for short film soundtracks and recently arranged music for Maine Youth Rock Orchestra.