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Congratulations to Danlee Mitchell on His 80th Birthday

Professor Danlee Mitchell, long time Center for World Music board member and friend and advocate of world music, turns 80 on October 5, 2016. We at the CWM celebrate his career, honor his contribution, and wish him a very Happy Birthday. Here’s a little about him and his accomplishments for those who may not know. […]

Timothy Rice Honored for Career Devoted to Bulgarian Music and Dance

The Center for World Music congratulates board member Dr. Timothy Rice, who was awarded an honorary doctorate from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, the oldest and most prestigious university in Bulgaria. The award recognized Dr. Rice’s decades of study of Bulgarian traditional music, song, and dance, and his efforts to bring it to a wider […]

Do Well By Doing Good: Partner with the Center for World Music

Are you an eBay seller?  Did you know that supporting charities like the Center for World Music can benefit your online sales?  Were you aware that, according to the 2010 Cone Cause Evolution Study, “83% of Americans wish more of the products, services, and retailers they use would support charities”? Here’s the scoop: Supporting non-profits […]

Stirring Sounds from Thailand, Zimbabwe, Iran

La Jolla Light, February 11, 2016 The Center for World Music’s upcoming Passport to Worlds of Music series has been featured in the La Jolla Light. CWM’s new executive director, Monica Emery, said she’s looking forward to introducing more people of all ages to the delights of world music. . . . ‘Our Passport concerts […]

Study Music and Dance in Bali, Summer 2016

The Çudamani community in Pengosekan, Bali, is offering a three-week Summer Institute in Balinese gamelan and dance, June 28-July 18, 2016. The village of Pengosekan, a traditional center of the arts, is just south of Ubud, at the cultural heart of the island. Share three weeks of intensive learning with musicians, dancers, students, scholars and people […]

Why It’s Time to Turn the Pop Music Off

Worried and/or stressed by “pop pollution” in our environment? British philosopher Roger Scruton offers some interesting thoughts on the ubiquity of pop music in our culture for the BBC News Magazine’s “A Point of View”:  Rhythm, which is the sound of life, has been largely replaced by electrical pulses, produced by a machine programmed to […]

The Art of Peace Conference and Performances at USD

The Art of Peace, a major, multi-day symposium exploring the use of the arts in peacebuilding, will take place at the University of San Diego November 11-14, 2015, under the auspices of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. The symposium will feature local, national and international playwrights, filmmakers, poets, musicians, visual artists, […]

Buena Vista Social Club Bringing Back the Sounds of Old Cuba

The famed Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, whose 1997 1997 Grammy Award-winning album went platinum in the United States and sold more than eight million copies worldwide, have reunited for their “Adios Tour” of North America. Vocalist Omara Portuondo, sometimes called the “Billie Holiday” of Cuba, told the Washington Post: Music is the language of all the […]