Wednesday, September 04, 2013

One World Music Concert

Sunday, October 13, 3:00 p.m.

Hear the music and learn about the cultures of China, Japan, the Middle East, Mexico and India when Crowell Library presents the first of what hopefully will be many One World Music concerts on Sunday, October 13th at 3:00 p.m. You will experience traditional music from China, Japan, India, and Mexico in addition to world fusion that melds music from a variety of genres. This versatile ensemble will also discuss the instruments to help the audience understand and appreciate the different cultures of origin.

Playing the pipa since she was five, JIE MA (Chinese Pipa and Ruan) received her Bachelor of Music degree from Tianjin Conservatory of Music and has performed numerous classical works for pipa and western orchestras, ensembles, and choirs. Jie has worked extensively with jazz, rock, bluegrass, and world musicians on experimental and improvisational projects. YUNHE LIANG (Chinese Erhu) began his erhu training at the age of eight. He graduated from Hebei Teachers College and Central Conservatory of Music. He has made several recordings for movies and music CDs, and has performed in venues such as the Los Angeles Music Center, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and the Hollywood Bowl.

CHRISTOPHER GARCIA (Indian percussion) has made a career performing and composing for the drum set, percussion of India and percussion of ancient Mexico in a variety of musical settings with artists from jazz, rock, indigenous, classical and world music settings, throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Striving to encourage the appreciation of North Indian Classical music, JOHN STEPHENS (Indian Sitar) has performed across the United States and in India. He holds a degree in jazz composition from Berklee College of Music and a MFA in sitar performance from CalArts. SABA ALIZADEH (Persian Kamancheh) has an extensive record of discography mainly in film music. He has toured Europe and North America with various ensembles playing in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and Royce Hall with the Hamavayan ensemble .

The goal of the One World Music is to enrich the community through intercultural communication, awareness and understanding. Don’t miss this stimulating afternoon of free world music in the Barth Community Room at Crowell Public Library.