alive with lyrical sounds from around the world
The ensemble Sakura Minyo Doo Koo Kai will open the Fall
2006 World Music Festival with a performance featuring music, dance
from around the world will bring their distinct sounds to Sacramento State this
fall in the World Music Festival. All performances will be held in the Music
Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall.
The season opens with Japanese music, dance and drama on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7
p.m. featuring the ensemble Sakura Minyo Doo Koo Kai. The performance will feature
a dance from feudal times following a story about a Satsuma princess who marries
a lord from the rival Tosa clan, as well as a 20th century dance about Japanese
American men who came out of internment camps after World War II.
Also performing that evening
is the Davis Wakamatsu Taiko Dan, demonstrating traditional and contemporary
styles of Taiko drumming. Sacramento’s Crane Culture Theatre will present
“Sakako and the 1000 Cranes,” a theater production combining masks
and live music to tell the story of a girl in postwar Japan and her battle with
leukemia. Admission is $10 general, $5 students/seniors.
The festival continues
with North Indian classical vocalist Shruti Sadolikar performing on Saturday,
Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. She will be singing all forms of classical and semi-classical
North Indian music including thumri, tappa and natya sangeet. Tickets are $15
general, $8 students/seniors.
On Sunday, Oct. 22 at 6
p.m. the South Indian classical ensemble Vadhya Vrindha will give an instrumental
performance featuring violin, veena (a plucked string instrument), flute, mridangam
and tabla (percussion instruments). Tickets are $15 general, $8 students/seniors.
North Indian classical
guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, considered the greatest slide guitarist in
India, will give a performance on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. Awarded the President
of India award at age 21 for his remarkable music ability, Bhattacharya has
elevated the Hindustani slide guitar to its highest level. Having undergone
decades of disciplined study of Indian vocal technique combined with his instrumental
work, Bhattacharya can sing perfectly in parallel with every melody he plays.
Admission is $15 general, $8 students/seniors.
Chirgilchin, a group of
throat singers from Tuva, will make their second appearance in Sacramento on
Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. The group is considered the pre-eminent ensemble in
the world for throat singing, a vocal form in which one singer produces two
or more voices in harmony at the same time. The art form originated in Central
Asia, and is practiced principally in Tuva, a country located in the southernmost
part of Siberia. Tickets are $15 general, $8 students/seniors.
The World Music
Festival concludes with the Danish folk music performance of Instinkt on Tuesday,
Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. Though their music is inspired mainly by the sounds of Nordic
folk, the group incorporates the unusual instrumentation combination of strings,
hurdy-gurdy (a mechanical violin), jews-harp, flutes, djembe (a hand drum shaped
like a large goblet), bass and drums. Their unique sound has been referred to
as “Nordic folkbeat.” Admission is $15 general, $8 students/seniors.
A complete schedule
of events is available at www.calendar.csus.edu.
Tickets are available from the Sacramento State Ticket Office at 278-4323 or
at Tickets.com. For more information, contact the Sacramento State Music Department
at 278-5155. For media assistance, contact the Sacramento State Public Affairs
office at 278-6156.
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