Javanese Gamelan: Music and Dance of Java

Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA

The 2016 CWM World Music Series Javanese Gamelan: Music and Dance of Java Featuring the SDSU Javanese Gamelan, directed by Pak Djoko Walujo, with special guest dancer Bhagawan Ciptoning. Djoko Walujo Wimboprasetyo, musical director of the SDSU Javanese Gamelan, is an esteemed artist and renowned instructor of Javanese gamelan. He studied music He studied gamelan music […]

Sene Africa: Music of West Africa

Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA

Sene Africa is a duo from Senegal consisting of Amadou Fall (kora) and Ibrahima Ba (guitar). The duo brings you an entertaining performance bound to bring happiness to the heart and soul. Ibrahima’s magical voice and special touch on the guitar, together with Amadou’s strong and positive presence on stage playing the kora, will make this a not-to-be-missed event!

Dornob: Music of Iran

Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA

Dornob is a collective of musicians—now spanning two generations—who've been playing Persian music in San Diego since 1985. Their goals, in addition to friendship and fun, include learning the musical tradition, fostering creativity, and crossing cultural bridges.

Gallowglass Collective: Music and Dance of Ireland

Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA

The 2017 SDSU-CWM World Music Series presents The Gallowglass Collective: Music and Dance of Ireland. Named for the Scottish Norse-Gaelic warrior clans that settled in Ireland, The Gallowglass Collective presents Irish traditional music and dance. Pete Polansky plays fiddle, mandolin and Irish tenor banjo, Ben Jaber performs on uilleann pipes, wooden flute, and tin whistle, and Michael Prine Jr. performs foot percussion and Irish sean-nós (old style) step dance.

Gone Tomorrow: Music of Appalachia

Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University School of Music and Dance, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA

San Diego's finest bluegrass band, Gone Tomorrow plays hard-driving bluegrass music, plus a wide variety of Texas swing, old-time, and early country music.