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June 2018

Odissi Dance School Spring Recital

Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
City Heights/Weingart Library and Performance Annex, 3795 Fairmount Ave
San Diego, CA 92105 United States
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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, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
RSVP for Participatory House Recital Location San Diego, CA 2176 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, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776 United States
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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 Passport to Worlds of Music Series

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - Friday, May 31, 2019
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, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
RSVP for Participatory House Recital Location San Diego, CA 2176 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
RSPV for House Concert Location San Diego, CA
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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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

Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble: Music and Dance of the Southern Philippines

Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library, 4375 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902 United States
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Pakaraguian Kulintang

Join Bonita Sunnyside County Library for a free, family friendly, music performance of Pakaraguian (PAW-KAH_RAW_GIYON) Kulintang (Cool Lynn Tong) Ensemble. Using indigenous forms of instrumentation (gongs, kettles, and drums) the ensemble will fill the community room with rhythmic celebratory music and dances from the Muslim Societies of the Southern Philippines.  Following the performance, the Ensemble will offer interactive hands-on opportunities to play the instruments and learn basic dance movements.

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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

Join us for an 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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February 2019

Nomsa Burkhardt: South African Music and Dance

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library, 4375 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902 United States
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Nomsa Burkhardt

Join Bonita-Sunnyside County Library for a lively performance of folk music, stories, dance, and language from the Zulu and Xhosa peoples. Nomsa Burkhardt, world music artist and educator, will bring us on a musical journey of South Africa.

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