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Engaging Your City’s Youth Through the Arts

Here’s a report on an extraordinarily valuable program that supporters of traditional music–or any music–might want to be aware of. Three cheers for the City of San Fernando, with a shout out for the CAC! The City of San Fernando invests directly in an award-winning Mariachi Master Apprentice Program. Launched in 2001 as an experiment, the […]

UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music

Consider checking out the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music.  They’ve just come out with two new CDs on music from Bali and Vietnam. With recordings from more than 70 nations, the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music offers a staggering diversity of our shared humanity. Much of the collection was gathered in situ and is presented […]

Traditional Music in the Schools in Zimbabwe

From AllAfrica.com “In its campaign to have traditional mbira integrated into the country’s education system, the Mbira Centre will today officially hand over to the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe and the EU delegation 50 mbiras and 50 mbira resonators commissioned for manufacture and distribution in The Mbira Centre’s “Mbira in Schools” Project.”

Music of Zimbabwe, June 14, 2014

CHILDREN’S WORLD MUSIC CONCERT SERIES Music of Zimbabwe Saturday, June 14, 2014 • 11:00am – 1:00pm Seaport Village, San Diego, CA Financial support provided in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture Seaport Village 2014 Flyer

CWM Receives Second Highest NEA Award in San Diego

San Diego Union Tribune, April 16, 2014 The quality of the Center for World Music’s World Music in the Schools program has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts with the second highest award in the San Diego area. $55,000 to support teaching artists from around the globe who will provide weekly instruction […]

Shiley Theater’s Night of Indian Music

The Vista, October 30, 2013 Sitar master Ustad Shahid Parvez and vocalist Sudakshina Alagia, accompanied on tabla by Pandit Abhijit Banerjee, performed on October 26, 2013, in a concert jointly sponsored by the Academy of Indian Music, San Diego, the University of San Diego Music Department, and the Center for World Music. As the musicians […]