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June 2018

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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Free
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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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
$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
$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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October 2017

October Southern California Mbira Player Get-Together

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
RSVP for Participatory House Recital Location San Diego, CA 2176 United States
Mbira Closeup

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. Download the flyer here.

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September 2017

Harmony & Motion International Music and Dance Festival

Friday, September 29, 2017 - Sunday, October 1, 2017
The Creative, Performing and Media Arts Middle School, 5050 Conrad Ave
San Diego, CA 92117 United States
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Harmony and Motion

Harmony & Motion will celebrate the exquisite diversity of music and dance in San Diego. Show your support for cultural diversity by attending this year's festival! Blending professional and highly-skilled amateur live music with talented dancers, the festival offers a world tour of exciting music and dance.

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September Traditional Irish Music House Session

Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
RSVP for Participatory House Recital Location San Diego, CA 2176 United States
Free
Traditional Irish Music House Session

Come and join us at a private home in La Mesa for a participatory session of traditional Irish music. This gathering will take place in lieu of the Tijuana session.

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June 2017

June Traditional Irish Music Session

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Ould Sod, 3373 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
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The Ould Sod Session

Come and join us at the pub for an evening of traditional Irish dance music! The session will be hosted by musicians Michael Eskin and George Rubsamen, and we expect some fine musicians to drop in and participate.

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May 2017

May Southern California Mbira Get-Together

Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
RSVP for Participatory House Recital Location San Diego, CA 2176 United States
Mbira Player

Mbira aficionados gather to celebrate and play this extraordinary instrument. Admission is free, but space is limited. RSVP required.

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Javanese Gamelan: Music and Dance of Java

Monday, May 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University, School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182 United States
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SDSU Gamelan

The 2017 SDSU-CWM World Music Series presents Javanese Gamelan: Music and Dance of Java, featuring the SDSU Javanese Gamelan. Pak Djoko Walujo, musical director of the ensemble, is an esteemed artist and renowned instructor of Javanese music. The performance will also feature a Javanese classical dance drama.

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