“Welcome to our galaxy of harmony and melody, music and philosophy, good vibes and love over everything else. Welcome to Freetown.” After a celebrated virtual visit last year, Trinidadian band, Freetown Collective, will be on campus, live, straight from performing at SXSW in Austin, touring for the first time in North America. Muhammad Muwakil and Lou Lyons, along with DJ Rawkus, redefine Calypso and Soca genres to create soulful, compelling, irresistibly infectious music, designed to lift people up and amplify issues of empowerment and Social Justice. Please join us for an evening of deeply inspired and moving music.
This event is made possible by WEB (Wheaton Events Board), the Evelyn Danzig Haas ’39 Visiting Artists Program and arts@wheaton.
In support of our performing artists and aligning with other local arts organizations, all indoor Arts at Wheaton programming, the Beard & Weil Galleries, and all events taking place in Weber Theatre or the Kresge Experimental Theatre will require gallery visitors and audience members to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.
Muhammad Muwakil and Lou Lyons front Freetown Collective, a band that defies genre, delivering eclectic music and drawing on Trinidadian tradition and life experience. They perform infectious, transformative music fused with poetry and politics, philosophical and spiritual inspiration; and social justice is central to their music and creative vision. Join us for a virtual concert followed by a Q&A with the artists.