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Shakespeare in the Summer: Macbeth

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ABINGTON ART CENTER and PULLEY & BUTTONHOLE THEATRE COMPANY, announce the return of Shakespeare in the Summer with a production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to be presented August 5, 6, 7 & 8 2019 at 7pm on the lawn of Alverthorpe Manor at the Abington Art Center. We are excited to once again bring an opportunity for audiences of all ages to experience the beauty of Shakespeare’s language in the beauty of the great outdoors. Instead of a fixed ticket price this year, the performances this year are “Pay What You Will,” in the hopes that this will encourage more people to give outdoor Shakespeare a try.

Shakespeare in the Summer works within the Original Practices style of presenting Shakespeare, meant to simulate the way Shakespeare’s own company prepared his plays, and rediscover a spontaneity, joy, and immediacy in performance. The show is cast, scripts distributed, and lines are learned without rehearsal. The actors will gather weekly to play games, study the play, learn techniques, and create an ensemble.  As Benjamin Lloyd, Executive Director of Bright Invention says, “we are attempting to imitate the way Shakespeare’s actors prepared his plays for performance. It can be scary at first, but brings an unmatched spontaneity to performances.” Every performance is a new experience for the audience and the ensemble!

In addition, local musician Josh Kirwin is creating original music and  Chrissie Leech of JENKINTOWN DANCE ARTS will once again work with a children’s corps to create a dance interlude. Bridget Reilly Beauchamp, Artistic Director of Pulley & Buttonhole says, “we adore collaborating with Chrissie–her ideas are fun and challenging. She encourages the children—and the adults—to have physical fun with Shakespeare!”

We are looking forward to once again hosting this band of motley players. Beth Lawing, Live Arts Coordinator says, “this is the sort of thing we love here. Being able to come together with other local arts organizations to give our neighbors a chance to experience something exciting is what we’re here for.”

So bring a blanket, a picnic, and some bug spray and get ready to enjoy an evening of spontaneous Shakespeare under the stars!

Shakespeare in the Summer: Macbeth

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ABINGTON ART CENTER and PULLEY & BUTTONHOLE THEATRE COMPANY, announce the return of Shakespeare in the Summer with a production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to be presented August 5, 6, 7 & 8 2019 at 7pm on the lawn of Alverthorpe Manor at the Abington Art Center. We are excited to once again bring an opportunity for audiences of all ages to experience the beauty of Shakespeare’s language in the beauty of the great outdoors. Instead of a fixed ticket price this year, the performances this year are “Pay What You Will,” in the hopes that this will encourage more people to give outdoor Shakespeare a try.

Shakespeare in the Summer works within the Original Practices style of presenting Shakespeare, meant to simulate the way Shakespeare’s own company prepared his plays, and rediscover a spontaneity, joy, and immediacy in performance. The show is cast, scripts distributed, and lines are learned without rehearsal. The actors will gather weekly to play games, study the play, learn techniques, and create an ensemble.  As Benjamin Lloyd, Executive Director of Bright Invention says, “we are attempting to imitate the way Shakespeare’s actors prepared his plays for performance. It can be scary at first, but brings an unmatched spontaneity to performances.” Every performance is a new experience for the audience and the ensemble!

In addition, local musician Josh Kirwin is creating original music and  Chrissie Leech of JENKINTOWN DANCE ARTS will once again work with a children’s corps to create a dance interlude. Bridget Reilly Beauchamp, Artistic Director of Pulley & Buttonhole says, “we adore collaborating with Chrissie–her ideas are fun and challenging. She encourages the children—and the adults—to have physical fun with Shakespeare!”

We are looking forward to once again hosting this band of motley players. Beth Lawing, Live Arts Coordinator says, “this is the sort of thing we love here. Being able to come together with other local arts organizations to give our neighbors a chance to experience something exciting is what we’re here for.”

So bring a blanket, a picnic, and some bug spray and get ready to enjoy an evening of spontaneous Shakespeare under the stars!

Shakespeare in the Summer: Macbeth

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ABINGTON ART CENTER and PULLEY & BUTTONHOLE THEATRE COMPANY, announce the return of Shakespeare in the Summer with a production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to be presented August 5, 6, 7 & 8 2019 at 7pm on the lawn of Alverthorpe Manor at the Abington Art Center. We are excited to once again bring an opportunity for audiences of all ages to experience the beauty of Shakespeare’s language in the beauty of the great outdoors. Instead of a fixed ticket price this year, the performances this year are “Pay What You Will,” in the hopes that this will encourage more people to give outdoor Shakespeare a try.

Shakespeare in the Summer works within the Original Practices style of presenting Shakespeare, meant to simulate the way Shakespeare’s own company prepared his plays, and rediscover a spontaneity, joy, and immediacy in performance. The show is cast, scripts distributed, and lines are learned without rehearsal. The actors will gather weekly to play games, study the play, learn techniques, and create an ensemble.  As Benjamin Lloyd, Executive Director of Bright Invention says, “we are attempting to imitate the way Shakespeare’s actors prepared his plays for performance. It can be scary at first, but brings an unmatched spontaneity to performances.” Every performance is a new experience for the audience and the ensemble!

In addition, local musician Josh Kirwin is creating original music and  Chrissie Leech of JENKINTOWN DANCE ARTS will once again work with a children’s corps to create a dance interlude. Bridget Reilly Beauchamp, Artistic Director of Pulley & Buttonhole says, “we adore collaborating with Chrissie–her ideas are fun and challenging. She encourages the children—and the adults—to have physical fun with Shakespeare!”

We are looking forward to once again hosting this band of motley players. Beth Lawing, Live Arts Coordinator says, “this is the sort of thing we love here. Being able to come together with other local arts organizations to give our neighbors a chance to experience something exciting is what we’re here for.”

So bring a blanket, a picnic, and some bug spray and get ready to enjoy an evening of spontaneous Shakespeare under the stars!

Shakespeare in the Summer: Macbeth

Comments Off on Shakespeare in the Summer: Macbeth

ABINGTON ART CENTER and PULLEY & BUTTONHOLE THEATRE COMPANY, announce the return of Shakespeare in the Summer with a production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to be presented August 5, 6, 7 & 8 2019 at 7pm on the lawn of Alverthorpe Manor at the Abington Art Center. We are excited to once again bring an opportunity for audiences of all ages to experience the beauty of Shakespeare’s language in the beauty of the great outdoors. Instead of a fixed ticket price this year, the performances this year are “Pay What You Will,” in the hopes that this will encourage more people to give outdoor Shakespeare a try.

Shakespeare in the Summer works within the Original Practices style of presenting Shakespeare, meant to simulate the way Shakespeare’s own company prepared his plays, and rediscover a spontaneity, joy, and immediacy in performance. The show is cast, scripts distributed, and lines are learned without rehearsal. The actors will gather weekly to play games, study the play, learn techniques, and create an ensemble.  As Benjamin Lloyd, Executive Director of Bright Invention says, “we are attempting to imitate the way Shakespeare’s actors prepared his plays for performance. It can be scary at first, but brings an unmatched spontaneity to performances.” Every performance is a new experience for the audience and the ensemble!

In addition, local musician Josh Kirwin is creating original music and  Chrissie Leech of JENKINTOWN DANCE ARTS will once again work with a children’s corps to create a dance interlude. Bridget Reilly Beauchamp, Artistic Director of Pulley & Buttonhole says, “we adore collaborating with Chrissie–her ideas are fun and challenging. She encourages the children—and the adults—to have physical fun with Shakespeare!”

We are looking forward to once again hosting this band of motley players. Beth Lawing, Live Arts Coordinator says, “this is the sort of thing we love here. Being able to come together with other local arts organizations to give our neighbors a chance to experience something exciting is what we’re here for.”

So bring a blanket, a picnic, and some bug spray and get ready to enjoy an evening of spontaneous Shakespeare under the stars!

World Music Concert Series: LV Benga

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FREE (Donations Accepted) | RAIN OR SHINE
June 20–July 25 | Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

AAC is excited to announce our 3rd Annual World Music Concert Series! Once again we are partnering with Andrew Frankel and Toyin Ajayi-Frankel, owners of Philadelphia’s Lucky Goat Coffee House, to bring World Music to the Philadelphia region. This summer we will be host to award-winning performers from around the globe as we bring you five free outdoor concerts.

The concert series will run from mid-June through the end of July on Thursday evenings on our beautiful back lawn and amphitheater. The event is open and free to the public and guests are encouraged to come early and picnic on the lawn. Guests can bring their own food or enjoy selections from on-site food trucks and beverages from our beer and wine garden in the Pavilion.

Music has always had the power to bring communities together and cross the boundaries of geography, economics, religion and culture. Pitch and beat connect to the emotions, creating a direct line to the human ability to respond, understand and have compassion. This is what is great – when an audience is transported by sound to a greater sense of our potential.

This summer the party will be at Abington Art Center!


June 20 | Rio MiraColombia | Ecuador

Presented by Rydal Park, a Presby’s Inspired Life Community.

Fronted by singer Karla Kanora, Rio Mira is an exciting recording collaboration between artists from neighboring Ecuador and Colombia. Their debut album, released on a ZZK’s sub label AYA Records is produced by Iván Benavides (involved in Latin Gram my-winning groups like Choq Quib Town and Los Giateros de San Jacinto) and Ivis Flies (producer of Latin Grammy-winning social heritage project De Taitas y Mamas) and is guided by the distinctive percussive tones of the marimba, an all-important ingredient of this socially conscious project.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

June 27 | Magdaliz Roura & Her Latin Ensemble CrisolPan Latin

Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble CRISOL, Spanish for melting pot, is an ensemble that has been performing in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas since 1997. This group is dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional music genres from all over Latin America and the Caribbean (e.g. Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, and other wonderful places).

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 11 | CoreyahSouth Korea

There are few band across the world that so expertly meld classic, traditional instruments and vocalization with entirely modern ones as Coreyah. Indeed, their new breed of music breaks the barrier between the traditional and the contemporary. Rooted in Korean folklore, Coreyah strives to create “living Korean music” by assimilating various world music heritages, such as Anglo-American rock, Balkan gypsy, and a variety of musical genres from South America and Africa.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 18 | KakandeGuinea | New York

Presented by Restore Integrative Wellness Center.

The balafon (xylophone) has electrified popular music in West Africa since the court of Emperor Sundiata Keita back in 1235. With his band Kakande, Famoro Dioubate updates this tradition with an explosive new groove. Lush vocals, sinewy koras, flutes, and cellos meet the virtuosic balafon of this master griot from Guinea.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 25 | LV Benga, Kenya

LV Benga Africa brings the unique sound of Kenya’s popular benga style to American stages. Benga is a guitar-driven dance music that emerged in the 1960s fusing Kenyan folksongs with the Latin-American rumba. As the only resident band of its kind in the United States, LV Benga Africa provides audiences with a taste of this exciting sound. With their years of experience performing in nightclubs across Kenya, and as veterans of the Nairobi recording scene, they deliver a live show with authenticity and originality.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

The 2019 World Music Concert Series is presented by Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts


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World Music Concert Series: Kakande

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FREE (Donations Accepted) | RAIN OR SHINE
June 20–July 25 | Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Presented by Restore Integrative Wellness Center.

AAC is excited to announce our 3rd Annual World Music Concert Series! Once again we are partnering with Andrew Frankel and Toyin Ajayi-Frankel, owners of Philadelphia’s Lucky Goat Coffee House, to bring World Music to the Philadelphia region. This summer we will be host to award-winning performers from around the globe as we bring you five free outdoor concerts.

The concert series will run from mid-June through the end of July on Thursday evenings on our beautiful back lawn and amphitheater. The event is open and free to the public and guests are encouraged to come early and picnic on the lawn. Guests can bring their own food or enjoy selections from on-site food trucks and beverages from our beer and wine garden in the Pavilion.

Music has always had the power to bring communities together and cross the boundaries of geography, economics, religion and culture. Pitch and beat connect to the emotions, creating a direct line to the human ability to respond, understand and have compassion. This is what is great – when an audience is transported by sound to a greater sense of our potential.

This summer the party will be at Abington Art Center!


June 20 | Rio MiraColombia | Ecuador

Presented by Rydal Park, a Presby’s Inspired Life Community.

Fronted by singer Karla Kanora, Rio Mira is an exciting recording collaboration between artists from neighboring Ecuador and Colombia. Their debut album, released on a ZZK’s sub label AYA Records is produced by Iván Benavides (involved in Latin Gram my-winning groups like Choq Quib Town and Los Giateros de San Jacinto) and Ivis Flies (producer of Latin Grammy-winning social heritage project De Taitas y Mamas) and is guided by the distinctive percussive tones of the marimba, an all-important ingredient of this socially conscious project.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

June 27 | Magdaliz Roura & Her Latin Ensemble CrisolPan Latin

Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble CRISOL, Spanish for melting pot, is an ensemble that has been performing in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas since 1997. This group is dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional music genres from all over Latin America and the Caribbean (e.g. Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, and other wonderful places).

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 11 | CoreyahSouth Korea

There are few band across the world that so expertly meld classic, traditional instruments and vocalization with entirely modern ones as Coreyah. Indeed, their new breed of music breaks the barrier between the traditional and the contemporary. Rooted in Korean folklore, Coreyah strives to create “living Korean music” by assimilating various world music heritages, such as Anglo-American rock, Balkan gypsy, and a variety of musical genres from South America and Africa.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 18 | KakandeGuinea | New York

Presented by Restore Integrative Wellness Center.

The balafon (xylophone) has electrified popular music in West Africa since the court of Emperor Sundiata Keita back in 1235. With his band Kakande, Famoro Dioubate updates this tradition with an explosive new groove. Lush vocals, sinewy koras, flutes, and cellos meet the virtuosic balafon of this master griot from Guinea.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 25 | LV BengaKenya

LV Benga Africa brings the unique sound of Kenya’s popular benga style to American stages. Benga is a guitar-driven dance music that emerged in the 1960s fusing Kenyan folksongs with the Latin-American rumba. As the only resident band of its kind in the United States, LV Benga Africa provides audiences with a taste of this exciting sound. With their years of experience performing in nightclubs across Kenya, and as veterans of the Nairobi recording scene, they deliver a live show with authenticity and originality.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

The 2019 World Music Concert Series is presented by Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts


PARTNERS & SPONSORS

 

     


VENDORS

  

World Music Concert Series: Coreyah

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FREE (Donations Accepted) | RAIN OR SHINE
June 20–July 25 | Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

AAC is excited to announce our 3rd Annual World Music Concert Series! Once again we are partnering with Andrew Frankel and Toyin Ajayi-Frankel, owners of Philadelphia’s Lucky Goat Coffee House, to bring World Music to the Philadelphia region. This summer we will be host to award-winning performers from around the globe as we bring you five free outdoor concerts.

The concert series will run from mid-June through the end of July on Thursday evenings on our beautiful back lawn and amphitheater. The event is open and free to the public and guests are encouraged to come early and picnic on the lawn. Guests can bring their own food or enjoy selections from on-site food trucks and beverages from our beer and wine garden in the Pavilion.

Music has always had the power to bring communities together and cross the boundaries of geography, economics, religion and culture. Pitch and beat connect to the emotions, creating a direct line to the human ability to respond, understand and have compassion. This is what is great – when an audience is transported by sound to a greater sense of our potential.

This summer the party will be at Abington Art Center!


June 20 | Rio MiraColombia | Ecuador

Presented by Rydal Park, a Presby’s Inspired Life Community.

Fronted by singer Karla Kanora, Rio Mira is an exciting recording collaboration between artists from neighboring Ecuador and Colombia. Their debut album, released on a ZZK’s sub label AYA Records is produced by Iván Benavides (involved in Latin Gram my-winning groups like Choq Quib Town and Los Giateros de San Jacinto) and Ivis Flies (producer of Latin Grammy-winning social heritage project De Taitas y Mamas) and is guided by the distinctive percussive tones of the marimba, an all-important ingredient of this socially conscious project.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

June 27 | Magdaliz Roura & Her Latin Ensemble CrisolPan Latin

Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble CRISOL, Spanish for melting pot, is an ensemble that has been performing in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas since 1997. This group is dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional music genres from all over Latin America and the Caribbean (e.g. Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, and other wonderful places).

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 11 | CoreyahSouth Korea

There are few band across the world that so expertly meld classic, traditional instruments and vocalization with entirely modern ones as Coreyah. Indeed, their new breed of music breaks the barrier between the traditional and the contemporary. Rooted in Korean folklore, Coreyah strives to create “living Korean music” by assimilating various world music heritages, such as Anglo-American rock, Balkan gypsy, and a variety of musical genres from South America and Africa.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 18 | KakandeGuinea | New York

The balafon (xylophone) has electrified popular music in West Africa since the court of Emperor Sundiata Keita back in 1235. With his band Kakande, Famoro Dioubate updates this tradition with an explosive new groove. Lush vocals, sinewy koras, flutes, and cellos meet the virtuosic balafon of this master griot from Guinea.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 25 | LV BengaKenya

LV Benga Africa brings the unique sound of Kenya’s popular benga style to American stages. Benga is a guitar-driven dance music that emerged in the 1960s fusing Kenyan folksongs with the Latin-American rumba. As the only resident band of its kind in the United States, LV Benga Africa provides audiences with a taste of this exciting sound. With their years of experience performing in nightclubs across Kenya, and as veterans of the Nairobi recording scene, they deliver a live show with authenticity and originality.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

The 2019 World Music Concert Series is presented by Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts


PARTNERS & SPONSORS

 

     


VENDORS

  

World Music Concert Series: Magdaliz Roura & Her Latin Ensemble Crisol

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FREE (Donations Accepted) | RAIN OR SHINE
June 20–July 25 | Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

AAC is excited to announce our 3rd Annual World Music Concert Series! Once again we are partnering with Andrew Frankel and Toyin Ajayi-Frankel, owners of Philadelphia’s Lucky Goat Coffee House, to bring World Music to the Philadelphia region. This summer we will be host to award-winning performers from around the globe as we bring you five free outdoor concerts.

The concert series will run from mid-June through the end of July on Thursday evenings on our beautiful back lawn and amphitheater. The event is open and free to the public and guests are encouraged to come early and picnic on the lawn. Guests can bring their own food or enjoy selections from on-site food trucks and beverages from our beer and wine garden in the Pavilion.

Music has always had the power to bring communities together and cross the boundaries of geography, economics, religion and culture. Pitch and beat connect to the emotions, creating a direct line to the human ability to respond, understand and have compassion. This is what is great – when an audience is transported by sound to a greater sense of our potential.

This summer the party will be at Abington Art Center!


June 20 | Rio MiraColombia | Ecuador

Presented by Rydal Park, a Presby’s Inspired Life Community.

Fronted by singer Karla Kanora, Rio Mira is an exciting recording collaboration between artists from neighboring Ecuador and Colombia. Their debut album, released on a ZZK’s sub label AYA Records is produced by Iván Benavides (involved in Latin Gram my-winning groups like Choq Quib Town and Los Giateros de San Jacinto) and Ivis Flies (producer of Latin Grammy-winning social heritage project De Taitas y Mamas) and is guided by the distinctive percussive tones of the marimba, an all-important ingredient of this socially conscious project.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

June 27 | Magdaliz Roura & Her Latin Ensemble CrisolPan Latin

Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble CRISOL, Spanish for melting pot, is an ensemble that has been performing in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas since 1997. This group is dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional music genres from all over Latin America and the Caribbean (e.g. Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, and other wonderful places).

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 11 | CoreyahSouth Korea

There are few band across the world that so expertly meld classic, traditional instruments and vocalization with entirely modern ones as Coreyah. Indeed, their new breed of music breaks the barrier between the traditional and the contemporary. Rooted in Korean folklore, Coreyah strives to create “living Korean music” by assimilating various world music heritages, such as Anglo-American rock, Balkan gypsy, and a variety of musical genres from South America and Africa.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 18 | KakandeGuinea | New York

The balafon (xylophone) has electrified popular music in West Africa since the court of Emperor Sundiata Keita back in 1235. With his band Kakande, Famoro Dioubate updates this tradition with an explosive new groove. Lush vocals, sinewy koras, flutes, and cellos meet the virtuosic balafon of this master griot from Guinea.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 25 | LV BengaKenya

LV Benga Africa brings the unique sound of Kenya’s popular benga style to American stages. Benga is a guitar-driven dance music that emerged in the 1960s fusing Kenyan folksongs with the Latin-American rumba. As the only resident band of its kind in the United States, LV Benga Africa provides audiences with a taste of this exciting sound. With their years of experience performing in nightclubs across Kenya, and as veterans of the Nairobi recording scene, they deliver a live show with authenticity and originality.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

The 2019 World Music Concert Series is presented by Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts


PARTNERS & SPONSORS

 

     


VENDORS

  

World Music Concert Series: Rio Mira

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FREE (Donations Accepted) | RAIN OR SHINE
June 20–July 25 | Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

AAC is excited to announce our 3rd Annual World Music Concert Series! Once again we are partnering with Andrew Frankel and Toyin Ajayi-Frankel, owners of Philadelphia’s Lucky Goat Coffee House, to bring World Music to the Philadelphia region. This summer we will be host to award-winning performers from around the globe as we bring you five free outdoor concerts.

The concert series will run from mid-June through the end of July on Thursday evenings on our beautiful back lawn and amphitheater. The event is open and free to the public and guests are encouraged to come early and picnic on the lawn. Guests can bring their own food or enjoy selections from on-site food trucks and beverages from our beer and wine garden in the Pavilion.

Music has always had the power to bring communities together and cross the boundaries of geography, economics, religion and culture. Pitch and beat connect to the emotions, creating a direct line to the human ability to respond, understand and have compassion. This is what is great – when an audience is transported by sound to a greater sense of our potential.

This summer the party will be at Abington Art Center!


June 20 | Rio MiraColombia | Ecuador

Presented by Rydal Park, a Presby’s Inspired Life Community.

Fronted by singer Karla Kanora, Rio Mira is an exciting recording collaboration between artists from neighboring Ecuador and Colombia. Their debut album, released on a ZZK’s sub label AYA Records is produced by Iván Benavides (involved in Latin Gram my-winning groups like Choq Quib Town and Los Giateros de San Jacinto) and Ivis Flies (producer of Latin Grammy-winning social heritage project De Taitas y Mamas) and is guided by the distinctive percussive tones of the marimba, an all-important ingredient of this socially conscious project.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

June 27 | Magdaliz Roura & Her Latin Ensemble CrisolPan Latin

Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble CRISOL, Spanish for melting pot, is an ensemble that has been performing in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas since 1997. This group is dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional music genres from all over Latin America and the Caribbean (e.g. Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, and other wonderful places).

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 11 | CoreyahSouth Korea

There are few band across the world that so expertly meld classic, traditional instruments and vocalization with entirely modern ones as Coreyah. Indeed, their new breed of music breaks the barrier between the traditional and the contemporary. Rooted in Korean folklore, Coreyah strives to create “living Korean music” by assimilating various world music heritages, such as Anglo-American rock, Balkan gypsy, and a variety of musical genres from South America and Africa.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 18 | KakandeGuinea | New York

The balafon (xylophone) has electrified popular music in West Africa since the court of Emperor Sundiata Keita back in 1235. With his band Kakande, Famoro Dioubate updates this tradition with an explosive new groove. Lush vocals, sinewy koras, flutes, and cellos meet the virtuosic balafon of this master griot from Guinea.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

July 25 | LV BengaKenya

LV Benga Africa brings the unique sound of Kenya’s popular benga style to American stages. Benga is a guitar-driven dance music that emerged in the 1960s fusing Kenyan folksongs with the Latin-American rumba. As the only resident band of its kind in the United States, LV Benga Africa provides audiences with a taste of this exciting sound. With their years of experience performing in nightclubs across Kenya, and as veterans of the Nairobi recording scene, they deliver a live show with authenticity and originality.

Watch on YouTube | Webpage

The 2019 World Music Concert Series is presented by Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts


PARTNERS & SPONSORS

 

     


VENDORS