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Passport to World of Music

Passport to Worlds of Music Series

The Center for World Music and the Kalabash School of Music and the Arts presents Passport to Worlds of Music, an informal concert series of classical and folk music traditions from Asia and Africa. This unique music and lecture series will introduce you to the sounds, aesthetics, and cultural significance of the music of Thailand, Zimbabwe, and Iran.

February 27, 2016 — Music of Thailand
Presented by internationally renowned khaen performer Christopher Adler, Ph.D., USD, and Supeena Insee Adler, Ph.D., UCLA.

March 26, 2016 — Music of Zimbabwe
Performed by the mbira and marimba group Zimbeat, featuring Center for World Music teaching artist Garit Imhoff and Professor Randall Griswold, CSU San Marcos.

April 30, 2016 — Music of Iran  
Kourosh Taghavi, master traditional musician from Iran and Center for World Music teaching artist, will perform and provide insight into the exquisite world of Persian Classical Music.

5:30pm Doors Open
6:00pm Introductions and Performance Begins

Proceeds support world music programs for school children across San Diego County.

Purchase Tickets

We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance to reserve your space. Because of the intimate and informal nature of the space, tickets are limited to 35 guests. A small number of tickets will be sold at the door.

These are casual BYOB events. Feel free to bring refreshments for yourself and your friends.

 

KalabashSD Commission for Arts and Culture


Passport to Worlds of Music: Zimbabwe

This is the second concert of the Passport to Worlds of Music series. This special music and lecture concert will introduce you to the sounds, aesthetics, and cultural significance of the music from Zimbabwe.

Music of Zimbabwe
Performed by the mbira and marimba group Zimbeat, featuring Center for World Music teaching artist Garit Imhoff and Professor Randall Griswold, CSU San Marcos.

Enjoy the hypnotic melodies and spirited rhythms in the captivating and compelling music that is found in traditional and contemporary Africa. Zimbeat will perform the dynamic village music of Zimbabwe–music that is based on the Shona peoples’ traditional instrument, the mbira dzavadzimu.

5:30pm Doors Open
6:00pm Introductions and Performance Begins

Proceeds support world music programs for school children across San Diego County.

Sorry Sold Out

We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance to reserve your space. Because of the intimate and informal nature of the space, tickets are limited to 35 guests. A small number of tickets will be sold at the door.

This is a casual BYOB event. Feel free to bring refreshments for yourself and your friends.

 

KalabashSD Commission for Arts and Culture


Kourosh Taghavi

Passport to Worlds of Music: Iran

This is the final concert of the Passport to Worlds of Music series. This special music and lecture concert will introduce you to the sounds, aesthetics, and cultural significance of the music of Iran.

Music of Iran  
Kourosh Taghavi, master traditional musician from Iran and Center for World Music teaching artist, will introduce us to the refined beauty of Persian classical music, focusing on the art of improvisation. Persian classical music consists of seven dastgah (modal systems) which have different intervals, characteristics, and emotions. He will improvise in one of the dastgah to demonstrate these artistic concepts.

This is a casual BYOB event. Feel free to bring refreshments for yourself and your friends.

5:30pm Doors Open and light refreshments will be served.
6:00pm Introductions and performance begins.

Proceeds support world music programs for school children across San Diego County.

Sorry Sold Out

 

 

 

 

Sorry, this event is sold out.

KalabashSD Commission for Arts and Culture

Passport to Worlds of Music: Thailand

This is the opening concert of the Passport to Worlds of Music series. This special music and lecture concert will introduce you to the sounds, aesthetics, and cultural significance of the music from Thailand.

Music of Thailand
Supeena Insee Adler and Christopher Adler will perform traditional music from Thailand, featuring court music from central Thailand and folk music from the culturally distinct northern and northeastern regions, as well as Thai musical compositions inspired by the neighboring cultures of China, Burma, and Laos. Their informal performance will include instruments such as xylophone, zither, hammer dulcimer, fiddles, flute, and mouth organ (khaen).

They will talk about the instruments, the cultural regions, and the history, especially concerning court music. Additionally, they will provide some context for how the music is usually presented.

Note: Most of this music is customarily performed in large ensembles. However, for this informal presentation the focus with be on the individual instruments themselves.

This is a casual BYOB event. Feel free to bring refreshments for yourself and your friends.

5:30pm Doors Open
6:00pm Introductions and Performance Begins

Proceeds support world music programs for school children across San Diego County.

Sorry Sold Out

We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance to reserve your space. Because of the intimate and informal nature of the space, tickets are limited to 35 guests. A small number of tickets will be sold at the door.

 

KalabashSD Commission for Arts and Culture