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February 2019

Nomsa Burkhardt: South African Music and Dance

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library, 4375 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902 United States
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Nomsa Burkhardt

Join Bonita-Sunnyside County Library for a lively performance of folk music, stories, dance, and language from the Zulu and Xhosa peoples. Nomsa Burkhardt, world music artist and educator, will bring us on a musical journey of South Africa.

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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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Clinton Davis: Old Time American Music

Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library, 4375 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902 United States
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Free
Clinton Davis

Clinton Davis will perform traditional American music from Appalachia and the Deep South on banjo, fiddle, guitar, and harmonica.

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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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Claudia Lyra: Brazilian Folktales and Music

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library, 4375 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902 United States
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Free

Bonita Sunnyside County Library presents Claudia Lyra (director of Nós de Chita from Brazil) for an exciting hour of Brazilian folktales and rhythms. This fun, interactive program will take you on a journey through Brazil using song, dance, and folktales. Your heart will beat in rhythm with the traditions and culture of this diverse and vibrant South American country.

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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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Odissi Dance School India Cyclone Benefit Concert

Saturday, May 25, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
La Costa Canyon High School, David H. Thompson Performing Arts Center, 1 Maverick Way
Carlsbad, CA 92009 United States
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CWM Odissi School master teacher Rudraprasad Swain and two additional internationally recognized dancers, Shalini and Shibani Patnaik, will be special guest artists at the school's annual Program on May 25. The event will be a benefit concert for victims of Cyclone Fani.

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June 2019

Canyon Crest Academy Javanese Gamelan Concert

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Canyon Crest Academy, 5951 Village Center Loop Road
San Diego, CA 92130
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Free

Come and experience an outstanding concert of traditional Javanese music, featuring the gamelan ensemble of Canyon Crest Academy High School in Carmel Valley, accompanied by visiting musicians and singers from CalArts. They will perform a program of Javanese gamelan music, led by Center for World Music master teaching artist in residence Pak Djoko Walujo Wimboprasetyo.

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August 2019

Saptavarna: Seven Shades of Dance

Sunday, August 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium, Mandeville Auditorium
La Jolla, CA 92093 United States
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Saptavarna, Seven Shades of Dance, will showcase on one stage seven of the major classical dance forms of India: Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Kuchupudi, Mohiniyattam, Kathak, Manipuri, and Contemporary. This extraordinary program was conceptualized by Director Aruna Mohanty, winner of the Padma Shree and Sangeeta Natak awards.

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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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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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