Anaar Desai-Stephens: “The Road to QWANQWA: A Case Study of Collaborative Leadership through a Musical Ensemble from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.”

Anaar Desai-Stephens used the Department Matching Grant to support a workshop by QWANQWA while on their international tour. The members of QWANQWA shared their story about forming the ensemble, the instruments traditional to Ethiopian music, as well as information about the music and musical culture in Ethiopia. The group fielded great questions from the audience, and shared their journey of planning and carrying out an international tour, and gave some highlights from their travels.