World Music concert tickets are $15 general, $12 senior, and $8 student (free to Sac State music students on the night of the show, subject to availability).
The Gyani Indo-Jazz Ensemble will perform on Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. Gyani combines Indian raga, jazz, Arabic melodies, and global rhythms to make a unique brand of music blending classic Hindustani forms and cutting-edge improvisation. With Binay Pathak on vocals and harmonium, Jesse Shehaan on saxophone, Osam Ezzeldin on keyboards, and Vishal Nagar on tabla, the California-based ensemble brings together world class musicians who share a passion for exploring and expanding the possibilities of merging Indian music with other genres. The result is stirring, stimulating, and breathtaking in its beauty.
One week later, on Tuesday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m., the Chinyakare Ensemble perfoms music and dance of Zimbabwe. A family of musicians, dancers and teachers committed to preserving and sharing traditional Zimbabwean culture, Chinyakare presents an electrifying performance of the traditional dance, music, and culture of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. The music (played on mbira, ngoma, marimbas, and chipendani), songs, and dance weave colorful stories that show scenes from everyday life, while teaching important life lessons, such as goal-setting, perseverance, and thankfulness. Founded in 2001, Chinyakare provides audiences with a glimpse of the beauty, excitement, and spirit of traditional African dance and song.