Upcoming events with Ezé Wendtoin

Monday, October 3 2022 - Tuesday, October 4 2022

The UWM German Program is pleased to welcome musician and activist Ezé Wendtoin to the UWM Campus this fall.

Ezé Wendtoin is a musician and activist, and he has been living in Germany since 2015, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in German Studies. His music and work (e.g., with refugees and learners of German) fights against racism and xenophobia and addresses what it means to speak and learn another language. He speaks Mooré, English, German, and French, and he has received multiple awards for his work.

Ezé is also active in his other home country, Burkina Faso. He is building bridges through two partnering organizations, TAM e.V. (Dresden) and APECA (Ouagadougou), which he founded. Their work includes the school project “Centre Warc-En-Ciel” and the Arts Centre “La Cour Warc-En-Ciel” in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

We invite you to join us for three planned events:


Monday, October 3, 5-6:30 PM

Interactive Concert followed by a discussion with the artist

UWM’s Helene Zelazo Center of the Performing Arts

2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Room 250

View PDF flyer here.


Tuesday, October 4, 4-5 PM

Interactive Workshop for Learners of German

Curtin Hall, Room 187 (Language Oasis)

Feel free to bring any percussion instruments you might own!

View PDF flyer here.


Tuesday, October 4, 5:30-6:30 PM

Meet and Greet with Ezé Wendtoin

Curtin Hall, Room 187 (Language Oasis)

Join us for a conversation with Ezé!

Feel free to bring any percussion instruments you might own!

View PDF flyer here.


For more information about Ezé and his work, please check out the following links:

Check out Ezé’s music here:

We hope to see you there!

The events are presented and supported by:
The UWM German Program • Institute of World Affairs • The College of Letters & Sciences • Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
• African & African Diaspora Studies • Cultures & Communities • Global Studies • MA in Languages, Literature & Translation (MALLT) • Peck School of the Arts • Translation & Interpreting Studies •

These events are partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI NRC Grant and The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)