This will be the final program in the Passport to Worlds of Music 2017 series. This special music and dance concert will introduce you to the sounds, aesthetics, and cultural significance of Burma, also known as Myanmar.
Traditional Music and Dance by Karen Artist Refugees from Burma
On this very special evening, you will have a rare opportunity to enjoy traditional music and dance from Burma (Myanmar). The performing artists are all members of the refugee community in San Diego, most of whom are Karen.
The Karen (pronounced Kuh-ren) are an ethnic minority group in Burma who have sought to retain their traditional cultural heritage in spite of modernization and displacement. Their traditional arts have been passed down from elders to the younger generation in order to teach and preserve Karen culture.
The Karen believe that it is especially important to preserve their traditional cultural heritage, as many of them have been forced to flee Burma as refugees. Thus, they believe that it is critical for them to continue to maintain and celebrate their performing arts while living in diaspora.
This event is presented in collaboration with the Karen Organization of San Diego.
We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Because of the intimate and informal nature of the space, seating is limited to 35 guests. A small number of tickets will be sold at the door.
Online Processing Fee $2
$19 of each single ticket supports world music programs for school children across San Diego County.