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January 2015

Didgeridoo Night: Workshop, Get-Together, Performance

Saturday, January 10, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Escondido House Concert Escondido, CA United States + Google Map
Randin Graves

The Center for World Music and iDidge present an evening of didgeridooing, featuring Randin Graves, in Escondido, CA . . . Instead of just sitting on stage and playing music, Randin puts on a more conversational event, fooling people into learning a few things while entertaining them. So come hear some didj music and learn a bit about where the instrument comes from and how it affected one white dude from San Diego. A technique workshop will run from about 5:00-6:30,…

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Balkan Folk Music Group Dromia at Athens Market Taverna

Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Athens Market Taverna, 109 West F Street
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
Dromia

The Balkan folk music group Dromia will play at the Athens Market Taverna in downtown San Diego on Saturday, January 17, 2015. There’ll be traditional Greek dance tunes, as well as popular and table (listening) songs, with a small area set aside for dancing. Going to be fun! Reservations are recommended: (619) 234-1955. Here’s a YouTube video of the group. Financial support provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Download a flyer.

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February 2015

Arpana: Music and Dance of South India

Monday, February 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University, School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182 United States
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Arpana Dance Company

The 2015 SDSU-CWM World Music Series Arpana Dance Company: Music and Dance of South India Ramya Harishankar, Artistic Director/Nattuvangam G. Srikanth, Vocal Naveen Basavanhally, Mridangam Kiran Athreya, Violin Nidhi Satyadev, Dance Southern California-based Arpana Dance Company has had the honor of performing in the US, Europe, and India. The Summer of 2013 took Arpana to Germany and Croatia for performances and workshops. In December 2011, the group travelled to Japan performing with Kinnara Taiko in Hiroshima, Kure, and Nara, raising…

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Dornob: Music of Iran

Monday, February 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University, School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182 United States
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Dornob Music of Iran

The 2015 SDSU-CWM World Music Series Dornob: Music of Iran Dornob is a collective of musicians - now spanning two generations - who've been playing Persian music in San Diego since 1985. Their goals, in addition to friendship and fun, include learning the musical tradition, fostering creativity, and crossing cultural bridges. Admision: $15 general/$12 students (advance purchase or at the door) Cosponsored by the SDSU School of Music and Dance and the Center for World Music. Financial support is provided…

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Mariachi Ensemble and Okinawan Folk Concert at USD

Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Shiley Theatre, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110 United States
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USD Mariachi

A double-header, world music showcase at the University of San Diego will feature USD’s Mariachi Ensemble and a performance of Okinawan folk songs by the Kinjo Masanobu Ryukyu Minyo Kenkyusho. Ticket prices are $10 general admission; $8 seniors, USD faculty, staff and alumni; and $5 students with ID. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Please plan accordingly for the best concert experience. For additional information, please call the Music Department Office at (619) 260-2938. Tickets are available online…

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March 2015

Sene Africa: Music of West Africa

Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University, School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182 United States
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Sene Africa

The 2015 SDSU-CWM World Music Series Sene Africa: Music of West Africa Sene Africa is a duo from Senegal, Africa, consisting of Amadou Fall (kora) and Ibrahima Ba (guitar). The duo brings you an entertaining performance bound to bring happiness to the heart and soul. Ibrahima’s magical voice and special touch on the guitar, together with Amadou’s strong and positive presence on stage playing the kora, will make this a not-to-be-missed event! Admission: $15 general/$12 students (advance purchase or at the…

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Gallowglass Collective: Music and Dance of Ireland

Monday, March 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University, School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182 United States
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Gallowglass Collective 2012

The 2015 SDSU-CWM World Music Series The Gallowglass Collective: Music and Dance of Ireland The Gallowglass Collective, named for the Scottish Norse-Gaelic warrior clans that settled in Ireland, plays mainly Irish traditional music mixed with some Scottish trad and music from the Anglo-Scottish border country. The group is made up predominantly of fiddlers, but Ben Power also sings and plays Irish flute and Scottish small and border pipes, and in Mikey Prine, they have a fine percussive dancer from the…

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Dromia Encore at Athens Taverna with Live Greek Music

Saturday, March 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Athens Market Taverna, 109 West F Street
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The Balkan folk music group Dromia will play again live at the Athens Market Taverna in downtown San Diego.  There’ll be traditional Greek dance tunes, as well as popular and table (listening) songs, with a small area set aside for dancing.  Going to be fun! Reservations are highly recommended: (619) 234-1955. Last time, there was an overflow crowd; ask to sit in the room with the band. Here’s a YouTube video of the group. Financial support provided by the City of San…

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Musicantica: Music of Mediterranean Italy

Monday, March 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University, School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182 United States
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Musicantica

The 2015 SDSU-CWM World Music Series Musicantica: Music of Mediterranean Italy MUSICàNTICA focuses mainly on the music from Southern Italy’s oral tradition, at the same time reaching out for a more contemporary musical idea that can be indicated as Mediterranean World-Music. By oral tradition is intended music, poetry, and ritual passed on from generation to generation by untrained musicians belonging to generally less-known segments of Italian society, such as the peasant’s world, fishermen, or street vendors. Admission: $15 general/$12 students (advance purchase…

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INCA, the Peruvian Ensemble: Music of Peru

Monday, March 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University, School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182 United States
INCA Peruvian Ensemble

The 2015 SDSU-CWM World Music Series INCA, the Peruvian Ensemble: Music of Peru INCA offers a wonderful and colorful array of music and dances from Peru and the Andean region. The show includes music and dances from the native Incas (Andean style), from the Hispanic communities of the coastal areas (Criollo style) and the Black people from the villages south of Lima (Afro-Peruvian style). The instrumentation, unique to these areas, woodwinds, strings, percussion and vocals are all featured during the…

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San Diego Indian Music and Dance Festival

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - Sunday, March 29, 2015
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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Music Festival 2015

Mark your calendar for the Eighth Annual Music and Dance Festival, March 24-29, 2015, presented by the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego (IFAASD) and sponsored by the Center for World Music. This festival has established a well-deserved reputation as one of the major events in North America for South Asian performing arts. Featuring Sudha Raghunathan, Sonal Mansingh, Sadanam Balakrishnan & Kathakali Group, Kadri Gopalanath, and many more first-rate artists. The Center for World Music is proud to partner with the IFAASD…

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April 2015

Layo Ni Yoko: Afro-Cuban Music and Dance

Monday, April 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University, School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182 United States
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Layo Ni Yoko

The 2015 SDSU-CWM World Music Series Layo Ni Yoko: Afro-Cuban Music and Dance Admission: $10 college students • $15 seniors (62+), active military, SDSU affiliates • $20 general Free Admission for elementary/middle school/high school students Cosponsored by the SDSU School of Music and Dance and the Center for World Music. Directions: SDSU Parking Map and Instructions.

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The Pacific Trio: Music of China

Monday, April 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University, School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182 United States
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Night Revels with Pipa Player

The 2015 SDSU-CWM World Music Series The Pacific Trio: Music of China Admission: $15 general/$12 students (advance purchase or at the door) Cosponsored by the SDSU School of Music and Dance and the Center for World Music. Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

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Zimbeat: Music of Zimbabwe

Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University, School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182 United States
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Zimbeat

The 2015 SDSU-CWM World Music Series Zimbeat: Music of Zimbabwe Hypnotic interlocking melodies and spirited African rhythms culminate in the captivating and compelling music that is found in traditional and contemporary Zimbabwe. Admission: $15 general/$12 students (advance purchase or at the door) Cosponsored by the SDSU School of Music and Dance, Compassion for African Villages, and the Center for World Music. Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

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More Fandango! Traditional Mexican Son Jarocho

Saturday, April 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Bea Evenson Fountain, Balboa Park, El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Free
San Jarocho

Music & Dance Get Together Hosted by Professor Eduardo Garcia Fandangos are at the heart of son jarocho. They're kind of like jam sessions, where musicians gather to play, sing and dance around a wooden platform called a tarima. Free Admission. Bring your instruments and food to share! Financial support provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Fandango Flyer

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