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February 2020

The Musical Legacy of an African Empire: Kora Music from Senegal

Saturday, February 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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$23
Amadou Fall playing the kora, aka African harp

Amadou Fall is a native of Senegal, West Africa who hopes to bring people together in peace with music from Africa and the breath-taking sounds of his kora.

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January 2020

Preservation Through Improvisation: The Korean Haegeum

Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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$23
Woman holding string instrument looking over shoulder

Soo Yeon Lyuh is a master of the haegeum, a traditional Korean bowed instrument. She is known for her flawless technique and full command of the haegeum’s traditional repertoire. At the same time, she is widely recognized for promoting the creation of new pieces for the instrument.

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September 2019

Lucibela, Cape Verde’s Voice of Gold

Sunday, September 22 @ 6:00 pm
WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$30
Lucibela standing in front of a door.

“Ever since the death of legendary diva Cesária Évora in 2011, the world has been waiting for another Cape Verdean singer with her sublime poise and emotional power. We may have just found her in Lucibela” - All Things Considered, NPR

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2019–20 Passport to Worlds of Music Series

Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Saturday, May 30, 2020
San Diego, CA United States

The Center for World Music's 2019-2020 Passport to Worlds of Music Series will be an exciting season of concerts representing Africa, Mexico, Poland, and beyond. Be the first to get details on this series and other events by signing up for our electronic newsletter.

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May 2019

Jie Ma: Chinese Pipa Music

Saturday, May 4 @ 7:00 pm
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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$20

Join us for an evening of traditional and modern Chinese pipa (plucked lute) music, played by internationally acclaimed musician and educator, Jie Ma.

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April 2019

Traditional Georgian Polyphonic Singing

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 3025 Denver Street
San Diego, CA 92117 United States
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$25
Traditional Georgian Polyphonic Singing: Ensemble Adilei

Join the CWM in welcoming Ensemble Adilei and the Chamgeliani Sisters from the Republic of Georgia. This very special evening will introduce you to the sacred and secular spaces of the oldest tradition of polyphonic music in the world. All are welcome.

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March 2019

Sedyanka: At Home with Bulgarian Music

Saturday, March 23 @ 7:00 pm
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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$20

EVENT SOLD OUT! In response to popular demand, this is the second concert highlighting Bulgarian folk music. This is the fifth of an eight-concert series in the Center for World Music’s Passport to Worlds of Music 2018-19 Season. 

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February 2019

Bulgarian Village Music

Saturday, February 23 @ 7:00 pm
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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EVENT SOLD OUT! Join us for an evening in an imaginary Bulgarian home full of traditional singing and music (and maybe even a bit of dancing and some snacks) with Tzvetanka Varimezova, a wonderful singer and tambura (lute) player, and her husband Ivan Varimezov, Bulgaria's best bagpiper.

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January 2019

An Evening of Middle Eastern Classical Music

Saturday, January 26 @ 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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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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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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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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May 2018

Traditional Zulu Song, Dance & Stories

Saturday, May 19, 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
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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April 2018

Classical and Folk Music of Iran

Saturday, April 21, 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
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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March 2018

Singing the Ancient Memories of Finland

Saturday, March 24, 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
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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Raga, Roots & Re-imaginings

Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ 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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February 2018

From Ireland to San Diego

Saturday, February 17, 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

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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Passport to Worlds of Music Spring Series 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - Saturday, May 19, 2018
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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April 2017

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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March 2017

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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February 2017

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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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
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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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April 2016

Passport to Worlds of Music: Iran

Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
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$15
Kourosh Taghavi

This is the final 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 Iran. Kourosh Taghavi, master traditional musician from Iran and Center for World Music teaching artist, will perform and provide insight into the exquisite world of Persian Classical Music.

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March 2016

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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February 2016

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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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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