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January 2017

Odissi Dance School Monthly Student Recital

Saturday, January 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Odissi Dance School, 2225 9th Street
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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Odissi Dance by Tanvi Shah

Join us for the Monthly Dance Recital of the Center for World Music's Odissi Dance School.

Each month the school hosts a monthly student recital in which a student performs dance compositions that they have mastered under the instruction of our master teacher from India, Sri Rajesh Kumar Palai.

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Balkan Folk Music Group Dromia at Athens Market Taverna

Saturday, January 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Athens Market Taverna, 109 West F Street
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Dromia

The Balkan folk music group Dromia will play at the Athens Market Taverna in downtown San Diego on Saturday, January 28. Enjoy traditional Greek dance tunes, as well as popular and table (listening) songs, with a small area set aside for dancing. Going to be fun!

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February 2017

Southern California Mbira Get-Together

Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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Mbira aficionados gather to celebrate and play this extraordinary instrument. Admission is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to Lewis Peterman to reserve your space and get directions to venue.

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Sene Africa: Music of West Africa

Monday, February 6, 2017 @ 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

Sene Africa is a duo from Senegal 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!

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Passport to Worlds of Music 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Saturday, April 8, 2017
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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$20
Passport to Worlds of Music Banner

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 Australia and Asia. This unique music and lecture series will introduce you to the sounds, aesthetics, and cultural significance of the music of Australia, North India, and Burma/Myanmar.

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Passport to Worlds of Music: Australia

Saturday, February 11, 2017 @ 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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$20
Randin and Gayili

This will be the first program in the Passport to Worlds of Music 2017 series. In this special music and lecture concert, guest artist Randin Graves will introduce you to the sounds, aesthetics, and cultural significance of the indigenous musical traditions of Australia.

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Dornob: Music of Iran

Monday, February 20, 2017 @ 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

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.

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Odissi Dance School February Student Recital

Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Odissi Dance School, 2225 9th Street
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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Mira Sur

Join us for the Monthly Dance Recital of the Center for World Music's Odissi Dance School.

This month's performance features soloist Mira Sur.

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Gallowglass Collective: Music and Dance of Ireland

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 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

The 2017 SDSU-CWM World Music Series presents The Gallowglass Collective: Music and Dance of Ireland. Named for the Scottish Norse-Gaelic warrior clans that settled in Ireland, The Gallowglass Collective 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.

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March 2017

Gone Tomorrow: Music of Appalachia

Monday, March 6, 2017 @ 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

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.

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Salif Keita

Thursday, March 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Belly Up, 143 S. Cedros
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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$35
Salif Keita

One of the most prominent and respected musicians from Africa, Salif Keita is notable not only because of his reputation as the "Golden Voice of Africa" but because he has albinism and has overcome a lot of the stigma to have massive success.

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Layo Ni Yoko: Afro-Cuban Music and Dance

Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 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 2017 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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Odissi Dance School March Student Recital

Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Odissi Dance School, 2225 9th Street
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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Mira Sur

Join us for the Monthly Dance Recital of the Center for World Music's Odissi Dance School. This month's performance features dancers Mira Sur, Ananya Thridandam, and Valerie Guitton.

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Passport to Worlds of Music: India

Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 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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$20
Sudakshina Alagia

This will be the second program in the Passport to Worlds of Music 2017 series. In this special music and lecture concert, guest artists Sudakshnia Alagia and Rahul Soparkar will introduce you to the sounds, aesthetics, and cultural significance of North Indian classical vocal music.

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Tinariwen and Dengue Fever

Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Belly Up, 143 S. Cedros
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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$25
Tinariwen with Dengue Fever

Praised by NPR as "music's true rebels", Grammy Award-winning African (Mali) group Tinariwen provided the world with its otherworldly blues rock sound. Los Angeles based Dengue Fever is known for its unique musical hybrid of Cambodian rock, Afro grooves, surf & garage psychedelia. Enjoy the evening with Tinariwen and Dengue Fever at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. Tickets $25.  Doors open at 7:00PM, show starts at 8:00PM.

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April 2017

Tenth Annual Indian Music and Dance Festival

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - Sunday, April 9, 2017
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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10th Annual Indian Music and Dance Festival

Mark your calendar for the Tenth Annual Music and Dance Festival, April 2-9, 2017, 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.

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Arpana: Music and Dance of South India

Monday, April 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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

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 traveled to Japan performing with Kinnara Taiko in Hiroshima, Kure, and Nara, raising over $20000 for Tsunami relief.

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Passport to Worlds of Music: Burma

Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 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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$20
Karen Organization of San Diego

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.

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The Pacific Trio: Music of China

Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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 2017 SDSU-CWM World Music Series The Pacific Trio of Chinese Music: Music of China 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. See the group on YouTube: The Pacific Trio of Chinese Music.  

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Odissi Dance School April Student Recital

Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Odissi Dance School, 2225 9th Street
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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Odissi Dancers

Join us for the Monthly Dance Recital of the Center for World Music Odissi Dance School. This month's performance features dancers Keertana Sridhar, Samira Sreendripu, and Sumita Dhar. Each month the school hosts a monthly student recital in which a student performs dance compositions that they have mastered under the instruction of our master teacher from India, Sri Rajesh Kumar Palai. The event is free and open to the public.

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April Southern California Mbira Get-Together

Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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Mbira Player

Mbira aficionados gather to celebrate and play this extraordinary instrument. Admission is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to Lewis Peterman to reserve your space and get directions to venue.

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Zimbeat with Nomsa Burkhardt

Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Lindberg/Schweitzer Elementary School, 4133 Mt Albertine Ave.
San Diego, CA 92111 United States
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Zimbeat and Nomsa Burkhardt

Zimbeat with Nomsa Burkhardt (In two back-to-back assemblies) The Center for World Music and Lindberg/Schweitzer Elementary School present Zimbeat with Nomsa Burkhardt in two student-interactive assemblies. These hands-on presentations are free and open to the public, and are ideal for families with preschool children. Come and join the students at Lindberg/Schweitzer Elementary School in experiencing spirited African rhythms through song and dance. Lindberg/Schweitzer Elementary School 4133 Mt Albertine Ave., San Diego, CA 92111 Assembly 1: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM Assembly 2: 10:30 AM…

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Zimbeat: Music of Zimbabwe

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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 2017 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: $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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Rajeev Taranath and Abhiman Kaushal

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
MiraCosta College Concert Hall, 1 Barnard Drive, Bldg. 2400
Oceanside, CA 92056
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Rajeev Taranath

An evening of North Indian classical music with internationally acclaimed artists Rajeev Taranath, sarod, and Abhiman Kaushal, tabla. Rajeev Taranath is today one of the leading exponents of the sarod. His performances masterfully combine the depth and rigor of the tradition of Hindustani music with an inspired imagination and emotional sensibility.

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May 2017

Javanese Gamelan: Music and Dance of Java

Monday, May 1, 2017 @ 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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SDSU Gamelan

The 2017 SDSU-CWM World Music Series presents Javanese Gamelan: Music and Dance of Java, featuring the SDSU Javanese Gamelan. Pak Djoko Walujo, musical director of the ensemble, is an esteemed artist and renowned instructor of Javanese music. The performance will also feature a Javanese classical dance drama.

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May Southern California Mbira Get-Together

Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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Mbira Player

Mbira aficionados gather to celebrate and play this extraordinary instrument. Admission is free, but space is limited. RSVP required.

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June 2017

Outdoor Summer Music Series: Caribbean Inspiration

Saturday, June 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo, 807 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Natasha Kozaily

Join the Center for World Music for a free and relaxed performance of music and stories from around the Caribbean. Let the ocean wind cool your skin while sounds inspired by the Cayman Islands delight your ears.

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Outdoor Summer Music Series: Music of Japan

Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo, 807 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Jonathan Crick and Kyoko Takeda

Enjoy the calming melodic performance of Japanese traditional music with koto player Kyoko Takeda and shakuhachi player Jonathan Crick.

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Celebrating World Music Day with Choro Sotaque

Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:45 pm
The Old Globe in Balboa Park, 1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Choro Sotaque

This is the third and final concert of The Outdoor Summer World Music Series, presenting music from world destinations in relaxed outdoor settings. Join us to celebrate World Music Day with Choro Sotaque's vintage Brazilian jazz.

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June Traditional Irish Music Session

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Ould Sod, 3373 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
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The Ould Sod Session

Come and join us at the pub for an evening of traditional Irish dance music! The session will be hosted by musicians Michael Eskin and George Rubsamen, and we expect some fine musicians to drop in and participate.

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North Indian Classical Sitar & Tabla Concert with Deobrat Mishra

Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Soul of Yoga, 627 Encinitas Blvd.
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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$20
Deobrat Mishra

Deobrat Mishra is an award-winning 11th generation Sitar player and founder-director of the Benares Academy of Indian Classical Music. He is touring with Prashant Mishra on tabla.

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August 2017

Odissi Dance School August Student Recital

Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Odissi Dance School, 2225 9th Street
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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Odissi Dance School

Join us for the Monthly Dance Recital of the Center for World Music's Odissi Dance School. This month's performance features dancers Sneha Panda, Mira Sur, and Meghana Bharadwaj.

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September 2017

Traditional Music of Africa

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
San Carlos Branch Library, 7265 Jackson Drive
San Diego, CA 92119 United States
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Free
Pete Playing Mbira in Cusco, Peru

Join us for a free lecture and short concert featuring the music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Lewis Peterman, our guide, was director of musicology and ethnomusicology in the School of Music and Dance at San Diego State University. He performs and writes about traditional Shona mbira (thumb piano) music.

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Odissi Dance Workshop

Sunday, September 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
La Vie Dance & Culture, 325 West Washington Street, Suites 7 & 8
San Diego, CA 92103 United States
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$20
Meghna Odissi

Join us for an Odissi dance workshop featuring master teacher, Rudraprasad Swain. Odissi is an exquisite classical dance form with ancient roots in northeast India. Rudraprasad, who comes to us from the Orissa Dance Academy, is currently resident instructor at the Center for World Music's Odissi Dance School.

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September Traditional Irish Music House Session

Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Traditional Irish Music House Session

Come and join us at a private home in La Mesa for a participatory session of traditional Irish music. This gathering will take place in lieu of the Tijuana session.

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Harmony & Motion International Music and Dance Festival

Friday, September 29, 2017 - Sunday, October 1, 2017
Creative School of Performing and Visual Arts, 5050 Conrad Ave
San Diego, CA 92117 United States
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Harmony and Motion

Harmony & Motion will celebrate the exquisite diversity of music and dance in San Diego. Show your support for cultural diversity by attending this year's festival! Blending professional and highly-skilled amateur live music with talented dancers, the festival offers a world tour of exciting music and dance.

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October 2017

October Southern California Mbira Player Get-Together

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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Mbira Closeup

Advanced mbira players from around Southern California gather to celebrate and play this extraordinary instrument. Admission is free, but space is limited. Bring your instrument(s). Please RSVP to Lewis Peterman to reserve your space and get directions to the venue. Download the flyer here.

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Odissi Dance School October Student Recital

Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Odissi Dance School, 2225 9th Street
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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Free
Odissi Dancers

Join us for the Monthly Dance Recital of the Center for World Music's Odissi Dance School. Each month the school hosts a performance in which students present dance compositions that they have mastered under the instruction of our master teacher from India, Sri Rudraprasad Swain of the Orissa Dance Academy.

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Magical Mystery Tour of the World’s Music

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00pm

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Alash Ensemble

As a sincere thank you to those who faithfully support the CWM's programs, our new president, Tim Rice, will host several instances of a special donor appreciation program for Center for World Music invited guests in October and November of 2017. Each session will feature an informal, illustrated talk titled the “Magical Mystery Tour of the World’s Music."

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November 2017

Rudraprasad Swain Performs Odissi at Youth Festival 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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Rudraprasad Swain

Sri Rudraprasad Swain, master-teacher at the Center for World Music's Odissi Dance School, will perform at the second annual Youth Festival of Music and Dance, organized by the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego.

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Odissi Dance School November Student Recital

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Odissi Dance School, 2225 9th Street
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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Free
Meghna Odissi

Join us for the Monthly Dance Recital of the Center for World Music's Odissi Dance School. Each month the school hosts a performance in which students present dance compositions that they have mastered under the instruction of our master teacher from India, Sri Rudraprasad Swain of the Orissa Dance Academy.

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December 2017

Odissi Dance School December Student Recital

Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Odissi Dance School, 2225 9th Street
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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Odissi Students

Join us for the Monthly Dance Recital of the Center for World Music's Odissi Dance School. This month's program will feature dancers Namrata Bhargava and Reni Biswas.

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