Due to international travel restrictions, Arts Midwest has adjusted its artist lineup for the upcoming spring 2020 World Fest tour.
US-based Okaidja Afroso and his ensemble, musicians and dancers connected to the musical traditions of the African Diaspora, will tour to Ames, Iowa, instead of previously-scheduled Choor, musicians from the Inner Mongolia region of China. To learn more about the Okaidja Afroso Trio and to purchase tickets for this event click here: www.center.iastate.edu/events
This decision was made after careful consideration for the safety and wellbeing of Choor as well as the schools and communities planning to host the ensemble.
Proceeding with the Choor tour as planned would have defied recommendations from the U.S. Center for Disease Control as well as the Chinese government, both of which have urged people to avoid nonessential travel to and from China.