Söndörgö: Lost Music of the Balkans – Hungary, Serbia and Croatia

Thursday, Sept 25th

7:00 pm

Fast, furious, and virtuosic, Söndörgö is one of the most exciting bands in Europe today. Unlike traditional violin-led Hungarian bands, Söndörgö’s (pronounced shunderger) tamburitza music features the signature stringed tambura, a mandolin-like instrument. With delicate beauty and sizzling power, the band combines respect for tradition with a desire to innovate….

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Songs of Love and Faith: Southern Africa’s Malawi Mouse Boys

Tuesday, Oct 7th

7:00 pm

In one of the world’s poorest nations, the self-taught Malawi Mouse Boys have defied adversity by making gospel-like music together since they were children. They craft songs of faith and love combining uplifting harmonies with rhythmic playing on four-string guitars, built from scrap metal, and on makeshift tin-can drums. Discovered…

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Freedom of Expression: Emel Mathlouthi’s Arabic Trip-Hop

Thursday, Nov 20th

7:00 pm

Firebrand Tunisian singer, songwriter, and composer Emel Mathlouthi stands with the great divas of the Arab World but has also inherited the legacy of protest singers from the ’60s. She gained attention when her song “Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free)” was adopted by the Arab Spring revolutionaries on the…

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