The University of Iowa

Hoba Hoba Spirit

Hoba Hoba Spirit calls its fusion music “Hayha,” but you might call it “Moroccan-roll.” Blending rock, reggae, and Gnawa (African Islamic spiritual songs), the band sings in the Arabic dialect Darija, French, and English.

Al Jarreau

The legendary UI alum returns! His degree may be in vocational rehabilitation, but he’s a world-wide vocal sensation—an undisputed master of jazz, blues, pop and soul.