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February 2018

Passport to Worlds of Music Spring Series 2018

Saturday, February 17 - Saturday, May 19
San Diego, CA United States
$20
Passport Series Spring 2018

The Center for World Music presents an informal concert series of classical and folk music traditions that will introduce you to the sounds, aesthetics, and cultural significance of the music of select regions from around the world.

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From Ireland to San Diego

Saturday, February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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$20

A noted singer, dancer, and bodhrán (Irish drum) player, Máirtín de Cógáin has gathered a group of the finest Irish-American musicians around him. Together, this group brings the story of de Cógáin's native Cork to an appreciative international following.

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March 2018

Raga, Roots & Re-imaginings

Sunday, March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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$20
Sheela Bringi

An evening of reimagined music featuring Hindustani harpist, singer, and bansuri flutist Sheela Bringi, with longtime collaborator Clinton Patterson, tabla artist Miles Shrewsbery, and bassist Brent Kuecker

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Singing the Ancient Memories of Finland

Saturday, March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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$20
Merja Soria

Merja Soria, a native of Finland, performs the touching music of her Finnish heritage. She combines kantele (Finnish folk zither) and the ethereal sounds of the voice to sing the haunting songs of Suomi (Finland).

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April 2018

Classical and Folk Music of Iran

Saturday, April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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$20
Dornob Trio

Dornob is a collective of musicians – now spanning two generations – who've been playing Iranian music in San Diego since 1984. The Dornob Trio will give you a delicious sampling of the classical and folk music of Iran and the Iranian diaspora.

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May 2018

Traditional Zulu Song, Dance & Stories

Saturday, May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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$20
Nomsa Burkhardt

Nomsa Burkhardt is an extraordinary South African musician and dancer. She and her fellow musicians will be presenting traditional Zulu drumming, songs, and dance, intertwined with stories of the rich Zulu heritage and culture.

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June 2018

Songs & Stories: Refugee Artists in San Diego

Saturday, June 9 - Thursday, June 21
San Diego, CA United States
Free
Songs & Stories: Refugee Artists in San Diego

Songs and Stories: Refugee Artists in San Diego performing artists will include Matrida Umoja Band (Congo), Revelation Gospel Band (East and Central Africa), Emanuel Adamson (Congo), Shifaa: Iraqi Refugee Women’s Drum Circle (Iraq), Ari Honarvar (Iran) and Dlan Dary (Syria), and the Music House (Middle East).

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Songs and Stories: Voices of Hope from Africa

Saturday, June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
San Diego Central Library, Neil Morgan Auditorium, 330 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Free
Matrida Umoja

This event highlights musicians and artists from within San Diego’s refugee communities. Lively performances and real conversations with Marida Boazi, the Revelation Gospel Band, and Emmanuel Adamson immerse audiences in the cultures and journeys of a seldom heard segment of San Diego's vibrant and diverse population.

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Songs and Stories: Musicians of the Middle East

Saturday, June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Logan Heights Branch Library, 567 S 28th St
San Diego, CA 92113 United States
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Free
Dlan Dary

The Songs and Stories: Musicians of the Middle East aims to highlight musicians from within San Diego’s refugee communities. Join Dlan Dary and Music House in lively performances and real conversations about the cultures and journeys of a seldom heard segment of San Diego's diverse & vibrant population. 

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Odissi Dance School Spring Recital

Sunday, June 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Torrey Hills Elementary School, 10830 Calle Mar De Mariposa
San Diego, CA 92130 United States
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Free
Odissi School Recital

You are warmly invited to join the Center for World Music's Odissi Dance School for its spring recital. The program will be directed by Sri Rajesh Kumar Palai, visiting teacher from the Orissa Dance Academy, Bhubaneswar, India. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and skill through performance of various items.

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Songs and Stories: Transformation through Rhythm & Word

Thursday, June 21 @ 7:00 pm
City Heights/Weingart Library and Performance Annex, 3795 Fairmount Ave
San Diego, CA 92105 United States
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Free
Transformation Through Rhythm & Word

This event highlights performers from within San Diego’s refugee communities. Join poet/performer Ari Honarvar and the Iraqi Refugee Drum Circle for lively performances, real conversations, and a participatory experience in the culture and journeys of a seldom heard segment of San Diego's vibrant and diverse population. 

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June Southern California Mbira Player Get-Together

Saturday, June 30 @ 7:00 pm
RSVP for Participatory House Recital Location San Diego, CA United States
Mbira Keys

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.

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July 2018

5th Annual Mariachi Women’s Festival

Saturday, July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776 United States
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$25 – $70
Mariachi Divas

The Mariachi Women's Festival aims to recognize and empower mariachi women throughout the world. Don't miss out on the July 21 Festival!

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September 2018

2018–19 Concert Season

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - Friday, May 31, 2019
San Diego, CA United States
Music of the Middle East

The Center for World Music is planning an exciting 2018–19 concert season. Be the first to find out the details of our next series of concerts and events by signing up for our electronic newsletter.

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September Southern California Mbira Player Get-Together

Saturday, September 1 @ 7:00 pm
RSVP for Participatory House Recital Location San Diego, CA United States
Mbira Keys

Advanced mbira players from around Southern California gather to celebrate and play this extraordinary instrument. Admission is free, but space is limited.

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Rajeev Taranath: Hindustani Ragas

Friday, September 28 @ 7:30 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 artist Rajeev Taranath, sarod,  accompanied by Abhiman Kaushal, tabla. A brilliant performer and award-winning composer, Taranath is today one of the world’s leading exponents of the sarod.

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Music From Zimbabwe: A Fall Celebration

Saturday, September 29 @ 4:00 pm
Free
mbira performance

The Center for World Music presents an intimate house concert of mbira music from Zimbabwe.

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October 2018

Odissi Dance School Fall Recital

Sunday, October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Torrey Hills Elementary School, 10830 Calle Mar De Mariposa
San Diego, CA 92130 United States
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Free
Odissi School Performance

You are warmly invited to join us for the Center for World Music Odissi Dance School's quarterly recital. The program will be directed by Sri Rajesh Kumar Palai, visiting teacher from the Orissa Dance Academy, Bhubaneswar, India.

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November 2018

An Evening of Koto Music with Kozue Matsumoto

Saturday, November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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$20
Kozue Matsumoto

Join the Center for World Music for an evening of koto (Japanese zither) music with Kozue Matsumoto. Matsumoto will guide the audience through a performance of traditional and contemporary koto music.

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Balinese Gamelan at the Museum of Photographic Arts

Saturday, November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Free
Museum School Balinese Performance

This exciting, free performance will be offered by students from the Museum School, which is located nearby in Bankers Hill, where students grades K–8 study this fascinating musical art form every week throughout the school year.

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December 2018

Throat Singing from the Altai Mountains of Southern Siberia

Thursday, December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$20
Altai Kai Featured

The Center for World Music is happy to present Altai Kai. The members of Altai Kai are throat singing virtuosos, skilled in the different styles and variations of kai (the Altai word for throat singing) and folk instruments.

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January 2019

An Evening of Middle Eastern Classical Music

Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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$20
An Evening of Middle Eastern Classical Music

An Evening of Middle Eastern Classical Music is the third of an eight concerts series in the Center for World Music's Passport to Worlds of Music 2018-19 Season.  An Evening of Middle Eastern Classical Music Join the Center for World Music for a delightful evening of Middle Eastern classical music with violinist and singer Luay Yousif, drummer Omar Alchi, and guitarist Jack Tamas. Luay will present traditional songs and instrumentals of the Middle East as well as his own original compositions.…

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