World Music at Mingei International Museum

Mingei International Museum of Art 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA

The Center for World Music proudly announces its inaugural series of six performances in 2022 at Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. The series includes classical and folk music and dance traditions that introduce you to the sounds, aesthetics, and cultural significance of the music of select regions from around the world.

The Music and Dance of Bali: I Nyoman Wenten and Gamelan Burat Wangi

Mingei International Museum of Art 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA

With a career spanning five decades, I Nyoman Wenten is one of Bali's most versatile master musicians and dancers. Along with his wife, choreographer, and dancer Nanik Wenten, he will lead his group Gamelan Burat Wangi for a majestic evening of gong orchestra and dance drama.

$20

Master of the Ghanaian Gyil: SK Kakraba

Mingei International Museum of Art 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA

SK Kakraba is a world-renowned virtuoso on the Ghanaian gyil, a wooden xylophone with gourd resonators that are punctured with holes covered in the silk of spider cocoons.

$20

Maqāmāt: Pathways to Beauty in Arab Music

Mingei International Museum of Art 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA

Lose yourself in the classical and folk songs from the Arab world with Al-Salam Ensemble. The sounds of the oud (fretless lute), ney (flute), kaman (violin), riq/daf (tambourine), and tablah (goblet drum) will transport you to another place and time.

$20