Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm
featuring Naomi Sato (Japan, Sho) and Naoko Kikuchi (Japan, Koto)
With special guests Franz Hautzinger (Austria, Quarter tone Trumpet) and Isabelle Duthoit (France, clarinet and voice)
Japanese traditional music & works by Toshio Hosokawa
Music & music video works by Gene Coleman from his Kirigami series
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Co-sponsored by Kol Tzedek
Jewish world music meets universal spirit.
“Those attending Sonic Theology's (EZUZ's former name) next concert will get a first-hand taste of Roemer's style of wall-shaking, roof-raising and spirit-raising songs.” - Philadelphia Jewish Exponent
“A lot of players look up to Ken Ulansey. And rightly so; he is indeed a 'musician's musician.'- Deni Kasrel, Jewish Times
'Phyllis Chapell is an elegant singer who will steal your heart away. Her music is tasteful, eclectic and real.” - Philadelphia Inquirer
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm
A rare father and daughter concert from the 'first family of English traditional music'
“The folk dynasty father and daughter's first outing as a duo counterpoints their voices, guitar and fiddle to enthralling effect.” The Guardian
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Fusing present and past struggles into one poetic voice
“Taína's voice speaks from a place of soul and struggle. Listen closely with your heart and hear with your spirit; it sounds like rebellion and feels like revolution.” Ricanstruction
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Traditional music from Newfoundland
“Matthew Byrne sings with a voice as true as a compass needle and is a dab hand on his instruments as well. His 'Ballads' is one of the finest English language traditional albums to come out in many a year.” - James Keelaghan
Andrea Beaton (fiddle & step dancing), Dick Hensold (bagpipes and whistles) and Troy MacGillivray (piano & step dancing)
“Beaton is a force to be reckoned with, a powerful player with great technique and tremendous passion” - Charlottetown Guardian
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Co-sponsored by Sruti and the University of Pennsylvania South Asia Center
Carnatic (South Indian) violin duet
“Nagai Muralidharan on the violin delighted the rasikas with brilliant raga essays and supportive repartees.” The Hindu
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm
One of Mauritania's foremost musical emissaries.
“The absolutely spellbinding vocalist Noura Mint Seymali from Mauritania is ready to claim the role of her famous stepmother the late Dimi Mint Abba... With her strong charisma and appeal to the audience she will become a major star... Noura is incredible!” Afropop Worldwide
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