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April 2019

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

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, 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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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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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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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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January 2021

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

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

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

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Virtual Encounters: The Regional Music of Mexico Featuring Hermanos Herrera

Sunday, January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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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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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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Maniucha & Ksawery (POSTPONED)

Friday, February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Free
Maniucha & Ksawery

EVENT POSTPONED! Maniucha & Ksawery are a vocal and bass duo drawing inspiration from the deep-rooted yet endangered traditional songs of the vast Polesie region in Ukraine. Their compositions combine jazz improvisation with songs of spring, harvest, weddings, lullabies and love, to create a narrative of the cycles of nature and human life.

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