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January 2016

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Singing for Peace Around the World

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Belly Up, 143 S. Cedros
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Enjoy an evening filled with the sounds of South Africa from Grammy award-winning choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Experience their rich culture in song and dance at the Belly Up in Solona Beach. Tickets $33-$35.  Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30. Get flyer here.

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February 2016

Munir Nurettin Beken: Music of Turkey

Monday, February 8, 2016 @ 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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Munir Nurettin Beken

The 2016 SDSU-CWM World Music Series Munir Nurettin Beken: Music of Turkey 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. Directions: SDSU Parking Map and Instructions.  

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Dornob: Music of Iran

Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 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 2016 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. Directions: SDSU Parking Map…

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Sene Africa: Music of West Africa

Monday, February 22, 2016 @ 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 2016 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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Passport to Worlds of Music Series

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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$15
Passport to World of Music

The Center for World Music and the Kalabash School of Music and the Arts presents Passport to Worlds of Music, an informal concert series of classical and folk music traditions from Asia and Africa. This unique music and lecture series will introduce you to the sounds, aesthetics, and cultural significance of the music of Thailand, Zimbabwe, and Iran.

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Passport to Worlds of Music: Thailand

Saturday, February 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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$15

This is the first concert of the Passport to Worlds of Music series. This special music and lecture concert will introduce you to the sounds, aesthetics, and cultural significance of the music from Thailand. Music of Thailand is presented by internationally renowned khaen performer and USD Professor Christopher Adler and Supeena Insee Adler, Lecturer at UCLA.

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Gallowglass Collective: Music and Dance of Ireland

Monday, February 29, 2016 @ 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 2016 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, presents Irish traditional music and dance. Pete Polansky plays fiddle, mandolin and Irish tenor banjo, Ben Jaber performs on uilleann pipes, wooden flute, and tin whistle, and Michael Prine Jr. performs foot percussion and Irish sean-nós (old style) step dance. Admission: $15 general/$12 students (advance purchase or at the door) More on the Gallowglass Collective.…

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March 2016

Gone Tomorrow: Music of Appalachia

Monday, March 7, 2016 @ 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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Gone Tomorrow

The 2016 SDSU-CWM World Music Series Gone Tomorrow: Music of Appalachia San Diego's finest bluegrass band, Gone Tomorrow plays hard-driving bluegrass music, plus a wide variety of Texas swing, old-time, and early country music. The name of the band says it all, and true-to-form there have been a number of personnel changes as musicians come and go. The latest incarnation of Gone Tomorrow includes some of San Diego's best veteran bluegrass performers Admission: $15 general/$12 students (advance purchase or at the…

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Ninth Annual Indian Music and Dance Festival

Monday, March 14, 2016 - Sunday, March 20, 2016
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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2016 IFAASD Festival

Mark your calendar for the Ninth Annual Music and Dance Festival, March 14-20, 2016, 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. The festival includes Carnatic and Hindustani vocal and instrumental concerts, Bharata Natyam, Kathak, and Odissi dance forms, and Yakshagana dance drama. The artists include T.N. Krishnan,…

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INCA, the Peruvian Ensemble: Music of Peru

Monday, March 14, 2016 @ 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 2016 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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Sol e Mar: Music of Brazil

Monday, March 21, 2016 @ 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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Sol e Mar

The 2016 SDSU-CWM World Music Series Sol e Mar: Music of Brazil Sol e Mar is amazing, bright, energetic and beyond entertaining. Their attention to detail and authenticity is a delight. The energy that Sol e Mar brings to an event is unparalleled! Admission: $15 general/$12 students (advance purchase or at the door) More on Sol e Mar. 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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Passport to Worlds of Music: Zimbabwe

Saturday, March 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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$15

This special music and lecture concert will introduce you to the sounds, aesthetics, and cultural significance of the music from Zimbabwe. Music of Zimbabwe will be performed by the mbira and marimba group Zimbeat, featuring Center for World Music teaching artist Garit Imhoff and Professor Randall Griswold, CSU San Marcos.

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April 2016

The Pacific Trio: Music of China

Monday, April 4, 2016 @ 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 2016 SDSU-CWM World Music Series The Pacific Trio of Chinese Music: 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. Directions: SDSU Parking Map and Instructions See the group on YouTube: The Pacific Trio of Chinese Music.  

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Arpana: Music and Dance of South India

Monday, April 11, 2016 @ 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 2016 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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Zimbeat: Music of Zimbabwe

Monday, April 18, 2016 @ 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 2016 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. Directions: SDSU Parking Map and Instructions

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