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Sessions on the Ledge offers venue for student performers

Students who have free time at noon on Tuesdays can stop by the Shepherd Union Building to see the Sessions on the Ledge performances.

“We’re with the Center for Diversity and Unity, and we’re looking to show off all the talent at WSU,” said Lola Moli, student coordinator for Sessions on the Ledge. “It brings us together.”

The sessions will showcase a diverse number of performances in the union this semester, ranging from pianists to dancers.

“Every month we have different themes within the Center for Diversity,” Moli said. “There’s Navajo Month, Polynesian Month, Black History Month. We try and find performances that fit with that theme.”

Such diversity is already being brought with performers such as Dylan Kim, an international student from South Korea.

“I love playing, especially jazz music,” Kim said. “I enjoy playing for other people to listen. I play by ear, so if I can hear it, I can play it pretty closely.”

This session was marked with jazz and classical improvisational pianists. A baby grand piano was placed at the Ledge, and performers filled the union with music for free. Kim also plays lounge piano in the Wildcat Room, and said he finds a great deal of enjoyment in the exposure and performance.

“I’ve played there for about a year . . . and I love it,” Kim said.

Moli said she is hoping to see a spike of interest in the coming weeks.

“It’s amazing to show off what you have to everyone — don’t be shy,” Moli said. “Come talk to me, and I’ll hook you up with a day you can share with us.”

The schedule for this month includes a patriotic band in honor of 9/11, and on Sept. 18, the Bachata Dance Group will be performing. Any students interested in performing can contact the Center for Diversity and Unity. Sessions on the Ledge are held in the area directly in front of the Center for Diversity and Unity every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m.

“More than anything else, we just want you to come,” Moli said.

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