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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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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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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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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

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

Bulgarian Village Music

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 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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March 2019

Sedyanka: At Home with Bulgarian Music

Saturday, March 23, 2019 @ 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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April 2019

Traditional Georgian Polyphonic Singing

Saturday, April 13, 2019 @ 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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May 2019

Jie Ma: Chinese Pipa Music

Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 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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September 2019

2019–20 Passport to Worlds of Music Series

Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Saturday, October 31, 2020
World map with title of series

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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Lucibela, Cape Verde’s Voice of Gold

Sunday, September 22, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

Preservation Through Improvisation: The Korean Haegeum

Saturday, January 18 @ 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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February 2020

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

Saturday, February 15 @ 7:00 pm
La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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$23
Amadou Fall holding an African musical instrument

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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March 2020

The Regional Music of Mexico

Saturday, March 21 @ 7:00 pm
La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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$23

EVENT POSTPONED! Hermanos Herrera plays various styles of traditional Mexican music including son huasteco, son jarocho, and musica norteña. They perform with an energetic style that is both passionate and exhilarating.

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April 2020

South Indian Classical Music: K. S. Resmi

Saturday, April 18 @ 7:00 pm
La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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$23

EVENT POSTPONED! K. S. Resmi is a leading vocalist and teacher in the South Indian, or Carnatic, tradition of classical music. For this special performance, Resmi will be accompanied by Siddharth Ashokkumar, violin, and Raamkumar Balamurthi, mridangam (barrel drum).

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