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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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June 2018

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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Songs and Stories: Musicians of the Middle East

Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 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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Songs and Stories: Voices of Hope from Africa

Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 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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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 & Stories: Refugee Artists in San Diego

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Thursday, June 21, 2018
Multiple Locations, See Individual Event
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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June 2017

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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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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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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June 2016

2016 CWM Summer Series: Vocal Harmonies of the Balkans and Beyond

Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo, 807 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Free

The 2016 Center for World Music Summer Concert Series at Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo Trio Zheni: Vocal Harmonies of the Balkans and Beyond Featuring: Stacey Barnett, Mary Ann Downs, and Marie Hayes "Trio Zheni" is Bulgarian for “Trio of Women,” and this trio is sure to mesmerize as they weave their vocal tapestry of mysterious and powerful harmonies from Eastern Europe. The group delights in bringing to American ears the distinctive melodies, harmonies and rhythms of these timeless traditional…

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2016 CWM Summer Series: Strings of Southeast Mexico

Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo, 807 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The 2016 Center for World Music Summer Series at Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo Son de San Diego: Strings of Southeast Mexico Featuring: Eduardo Garcìa, Cris Juárez, and Germa Lita Come listen to the strumming guitars of sunny Southeast Mexico and lighten up your dance step at this informal concert of traditional “son jarocho” music from Veracruz. With its infectious rhythms and good-natured song lyrics, this indigenous dance music blends the best of different musical styles in Mexico: Spanish, African, and…

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2016 CWM Summer Series: Music of Zimbabwe

Saturday, June 4, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo, 807 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The 2016 Center for World Music Summer Series at Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo Zimbeat: Music of Zimbabwe Featuring: Max Berry, Randy Griswold, and Garit Imhoff Enjoy the dynamic village music of Southern Africa with Zimbeat. The music is based on the Shona peoples' ancient musical instrument, the mbira dzavadzimu. Get carried away by the hypnotic interlocking melodies and spirited rhythms in the captivating and compelling instrumental music that is found in traditional and contemporary Zimbabwe. Admission: Free Directions: Park in…

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June 2015

Choro Sotaque: Music of Brazil at Seaport Village

Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo, 807 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Choro Sotaque

The CWM Summer World Music Series: Seaport Village 2015 Choro music in beautiful Seaport Village! Choro Sotaque is a San Diego based group specializing in a vintage Brazilian jazz called choro. Choro Sotaque features Stefanie Schmitz on clarinet and saxophone, Marcus Alcantarilla on guitar and vocals, Gabriel Arce on cavaco and bandolim, and Halysson da Silva on percussion. Choro, often called the ragtime of Brazil, is a lively music with intricate melodies that evolved in the late 1800s with mixed…

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Gallowglass Collective: Irish Music at Seaport Village

Saturday, June 20, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo, 807 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Gallowglass Collective

The CWM Summer World Music Series: Seaport Village, 2015 Traditional Irish and Scottish music at Seaport Village! The Gallowglass Collective, named for the Scottish Norse-Gaelic warrior clans that settled in Ireland, plays Irish traditional music and ancient pipe tunes from the Anglo-Scottish border country. This group plays fiddles, Irish flute, bodhrán, tin whistle, Irish uilleann pipes, and Scottish border pipes. Admission is free, so bring friends and family! When you arrive at Seaport Village, stroll to the East Plaza Gazebo. More on the Gallowglass…

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Gendér Quartet: Balinese Gamelan at Seaport Village

Saturday, June 13, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo, 807 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Gender Gamelan

The CWM Summer Music Series: Seaport Village, 2015 Enjoy a free summer concert of Balinese metallophone music in beautiful Seaport Village!  The Gendér Quartet, featuring I Putu Hiranmayena and Alex Khalil, will delight your ears with the music of the famous Balinese shadow puppet theater. A shadow puppet performance is accompanied by gendér wayang music—in which a quartet of musicians plays on ten-keyed metallophones in a complex interlocking style. The gender wayang repertoire is wide ranging in mood and texture in…

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June 2014

Music of South Africa

Sunday, June 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo, 807 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Free
Zulu Drums

Children's World Music Concert Series: Seaport Village 2014 Music of South Africa The Center for World Music celebrates "Music of South Africa" in a summer children's concert at Seaport Village.  Admission is free; bring friends, family, and especially children. Financial support provided in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Seaport Village 2014 Flyer

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