Ghazal 2015 Tour Announcement

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Tal National

Rock & Roll Africa: Tal National

Thursday, April 2nd

7:30 pm

West African rockers Tal National hail from the small West African nation of Niger which is situated along West Africa’s ancient trade routes and is home to Songhai, Fulani, Hausa and Tuareg people, all of whom are represented in the group. The band’s hugely popular and entrancing sound is based…

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Sacred Kurdish Music: Ali Akbar Moradi

Wednesday, April 15

7:00 pm

Sacred Kurdish music, rarely heard in the US, will be performed by Ali Akbar Moradi, recognized as the greatest living master of the tanbur. This ancient lute, played with a distinctive plucking and strumming style, is venerated for its role in traditional Sufi ceremonies. Moradi performs meditative improvisations from the…

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ILLAPU and Colombina Violeta Parra Tuca

Gracias a la Vida: The Rebel Spirit of Violeta Parra

Friday, April 17th

7:30 pm

Illapu / Colombina Parra A historic multi-generational tribute to Violeta Parra, the most important singer, songwriter and storyteller in the history of Chile. Parra’s songs of struggle, defiance, and triumph were the basis for Latin America’s “New Song” (Nueva Canción) movement, which had a tremendous influence on music and politics…

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The Global Beat Festival

Thurs, May 7th

8:00 pm

GLOBAL BEAT FESTIVAL explores music from around the world befitting the stunning acoustics of the magnificent glass-vaulted Winter Garden. Each night pairs two groups from different traditions for an unforgettable 3-day experience. The various blend of sounds and instruments truly captures the variety and uniqueness of each culture. May 7…

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