Academics

Kaïssa Broadens Horizons at Wisconsin Lutheran College

Date Posted: December 17, 2007

Kaissa Photo 2007MILWAUKEE – Kaïssa, a singer with African –inspired rhythms will perform at Wisconsin Lutheran College on Tuesday, January 22, 2008. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall.

Kaïssa was a child of the Republic of Cameroon. Her passion for music was fueled by the romance of Paris, where her family relocated when she was young. Her vocal ability began to turn heads in studios throughout Paris. Her debut album, Looking There, was released in March 2004 by Sony Music South Africa and received rave reviews for its highly engaging vocals and pulsating African/Western rhythmic backdrops. Her riveting performance at the XVI Aftica Festival in Würzburg Germany in May, 2004 led critics to dub her “one of the future great voices of Africa.”

Kaïssa is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board and Wauwatosa Savings Bank. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college’s Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $25 general, $22 seniors and $10 students. To purchase tickets, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit wlc.edu/arts.

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.