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June 2021

Virtual Encounters: The Traditional Music & Dance of Mindanao, Philippines

Sunday, June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Online Event
Free

Kulintang musician Kim Kalanduyan-Villanueva, principal dancer Nicholas Delmundo-Benton, and ethnomusicologist Dr. Bernard Ellorin will explore the rich cultural context of the performing arts from the Maguindanao people of the Philippines.

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March 2021

Virtual Encounters: In The Steps of Poland’s Village Master Musicians

Saturday, March 20 @ 2:00 pm
Online Event
Free
Janusz Prusinowski Kompania

In The Steps of Poland's Village Master Musicians is a special concert pairing and part of the Center for World Music’s Spring 2021 Virtual Encounters with World Music and Dance series. The first concert on (February 19) will be a collaborative livestream of the Great Improvisation online series. The second concert (March 20) will be a live concert stream with Q&A presented by the Center for World Music. Please join us for both concerts.

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Virtual Encounters: Iranian Classical Music

Sunday, March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Online Event
Free
Kourosh Taghavi

Interspersed between curated recorded performances, setar player Kourosh Taghavi and ethnomusicologist Solmaz Shakerifard will discuss the historical and contemporary context of Iranian classical music within the Persianate world.

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February 2021

Virtual Encounters: The Music of Vietnam – Roots and Resilience

Sunday, February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Online Event
Free
Picture of Van-Anh Vo with Vietnamese zither.

In this event, composer and multi-instrumentalist Vân-Ánh Võ reflects on her innovative take on traditional Vietnamese music. She presents a daring work for đàn bầu monochord and voice that takes inspiration from poetry by eighteen-century poet Hồ Xuân Hương.

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January 2021

Virtual Encounters: The Regional Music of Mexico Featuring Hermanos Herrera

Sunday, January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Online Event
Free

This 50-minute live-hosted music and discussion event will explore the human experience as expressed through three styles of Mexican regional music. Hermanos Herrera, along with Dr. Rice, will explore the lived meanings of son jarocho, son huasteco, and accordion-based norteño music, from northern Mexico.

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Virtual Encounters: South Indian Classical Music featuring K. S. Resmi

Sunday, January 10 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Online Event
Free

K. S. Resmi explores the transmission of South Indian vocal music through music & discussion with Ethnomusicologist N. Scott Robinson.

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April 2020

South Indian Classical Music: K. S. Resmi

Saturday, April 18, 2020 @ 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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March 2020

The Regional Music of Mexico

Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 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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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 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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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