Sac State campus comes alive with music and more during weekend festival

By | September 23, 2022

The Sacramento State campus will come alive with music—from Japanese taiko drums to hip-hop and reggae—in the course of the inaugural WEUSI Music Competition from midday to six p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at Serna Plaza.

UNIQUE Applications hosted the free occasion, open to the general public, to supply college students and others with a particular alternative for on-campus leisure over the weekend.

WEUSI – pronounced “We-You-See” – stands for We, Us and I, stated Ajamu Lamumba, adviser to UNIQUE packages.

“We attempt to emphasize unity throughout the Sac State group,” Lamumba stated. “We wish to give college students one thing to try this they are often pleased with proper right here on campus. They need not go to UC Davis or Berkeley or anyplace else.

“All they need to do is come again to campus and revel in a day of music.”

Sacramento Taiko Dan, a preferred native Japanese drumming group, will open the competition at midday, adopted by New Orleans-style jazz band Component Brass Band.

The competition will even function hip-hop artists, Consci8us and Oke Junior, each Sac State alumni.

“I am excited,” Oke Junior stated. “I all the time love coming again to Sac State. It is like every little thing goes in circles. With the ability to come again to my alma mater is an efficient feeling.

Different acts embody Stockton’s rock band Clockwork Hero; the Colour Wild, an indie-rock band from Sacramento; and the reggae group Chico Mystic Roots.

Meals vehicles can be on web site, in addition to info tables on campus sources, golf equipment and organizations. Free video games and giveaways for prizes comparable to gasoline reward playing cards will even be obtainable.

“The scholars work very arduous,” Lamumba stated. “They go to highschool, write assignments and take exams. They should have one thing that can be a long-lasting reminiscence of faculty.

The music competition is the newest occasion deliberate by UNIQUE Applications, which additionally presents the Wednesday lunchtime live performance collection and film nights.

“For a lot of years we have heard the grievance that there is nothing to do on campus on weekends,” Lamumba stated. “We now have numerous college students dwelling on campus now, and there are numerous residences close by that target college students, so there are numerous college students inside strolling distance.

“We simply have to offer them one thing to do.”

Lamumba stated he hopes the competition will develop into an annual occasion.

The WEUSI Music Competition is free and open to the general public. Sac State college students should convey their OneCard to win prizes comparable to gasoline playing cards, a $50 skateboard and a free parking allow for the spring 2023 semester.

For extra details about the WEUSI Music Competition, go to or name the College Union Helpline at 916-278-6997.

About Jennifer Okay. Morita

Jennifer Okay. Morita joined Sacramento State in 2022. A former reporter for the Sacramento Bee, she spent a number of years juggling freelance writing and being a mother. When she’s not driving her two daughters, she enjoys studying thriller novels, experimenting with recipes and Zumba.