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Celebrate 50 years of World Music!

The Center for World Music’s 50th Anniversary Festival

Featuring master artists performing music and dance from Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Kenya, Iran, Spain, and more, plus food from around the world!

Saturday, May 11th, 2013 • 10:00am to 4:00pm

Ellen Browning Scripps Park
1133 Coast Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
Admission: Free

Join us in this beautiful outdoor, oceanfront setting, and bring family and friends.

50th Anniversary Festival Flyer

Gatha Odissi

A Special Performance of Indian Classical Dance by a Leading Troupe from India

Cosponsored by the Indian Fine Arts Academy, the Music Department of the University of San Diego, the Ravi Shankar Foundation, and the Center for World Music

Saturday, May 11, 2013 • 7:00 pm
Shiley Theater, University of San Diego

Admission: $25, $30 if purchased after May 1

Free admission for IFAASD members and USD students and faculty

Gatha Odissi Flyer

Gatha Odissi Flyer

Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble

San Diego Community Newspaper Group, May 2013

A free festival to fete the Center for World Music’s 50th anniversary . . .

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 11, master performing musicians, dancers and teachers will entertain guests with live performances, host interactive demonstrations and present festival goers with a deeper understanding and appreciation of dynamic performing arts traditions from around the world at Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla.

Throughout the year, the Center for World Music presents the opportunity for K-12 students to take part in weekly, hands-on world music and dance instruction in schools throughout San Diego. The nonprofit also provides opportunities for the public to enjoy affordable, high-quality public concerts and free or inexpensive hands-on workshops to expand their cultural understanding of varied performing arts traditions.

Read the full story.

World Music Festival

La Jolla Light, May 10, 2013

The Center for World Music will hold its 50th anniversary festival “a dazzling outdoor multicultural performing arts experience,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, in Ellen Browning Scripps Park 1133 Coast Blvd.

 “Festival-goers will find themselves surrounded by colorful dancers, exotic melodies, and exuberant rhythms. You will meet international artists, learn Peruvian dance, listen to the music of Indonesian gamelans and Iranian setar, sample a menu of international cuisines, and enjoy interactive musical instrument demonstrations in a beautiful outdoor setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean.”

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CCA Wayang Kulit

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary with Canyon Crest Academy

A Javanese Wayang Kulit, Shadow-Puppet Play
featuring the Canyon Crest Academy Javanese Gamelan, with special guests From Los Angeles

Baghawan Ciptoning, dalang
Djoko Walujo, CCA gamelan director

Friday, May 10, 2013 • 12:00 noon

Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop Road
San Diego, CA 92130
Admission: Free

CCA Shadow Theater Flyer

Zimbabwe Day

Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito Newsletter, May 2013

The Griset Branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, CA, had a special celebration of “Zimbabwe Day” on April 18, 2013.  The event was supported by a generous grant from the Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation and help from the Center for World Music.

The children were able to experience music from a different country, while learning about other cultures, having fun, and meeting new friends. . . . The children learned a song and several were able to play for visiting guests including Papa Masuka and his son Vitalis who were born in Zimbabwe.