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September 2019

2019–20 Passport to Worlds of Music Series

Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Saturday, May 30, 2020
San Diego, CA United States

The Center for World Music's 2019-2020 Passport to Worlds of Music Series will be an exciting season of concerts representing Africa, Mexico, Poland, and beyond. Be the first to get details on this series and other events by signing up for our electronic newsletter.

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Lucibela, Cape Verde’s Voice of Gold

Sunday, September 22 @ 6:00 pm
WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$30
Lucibela standing in front of a door.

“Ever since the death of legendary diva Cesária Évora in 2011, the world has been waiting for another Cape Verdean singer with her sublime poise and emotional power. We may have just found her in Lucibela” - All Things Considered, NPR

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January 2020

Preservation Through Improvisation: The Korean Haegeum

Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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$23
Woman holding string instrument looking over shoulder

Soo Yeon Lyuh is a master of the haegeum, a traditional Korean bowed instrument. She is known for her flawless technique and full command of the haegeum’s traditional repertoire. At the same time, she is widely recognized for promoting the creation of new pieces for the instrument.

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February 2020

The Musical Legacy of an African Empire: Kora Music from Senegal

Saturday, February 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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$23
Amadou Fall playing the kora, aka African harp

Amadou Fall is a native of Senegal, West Africa who hopes to bring people together in peace with music from Africa and the breath-taking sounds of his kora.

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