Dance and Women’s Empowerment, Feb 10/2011

The Centre for Race, Autobiography, Gender and Age (RAGA)
Invites you to
An Oddissi Dance Performance by Sitara Thobani
Followed by Discussion

Dance and Women’s Empowerment
A Fundraiser for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Langara College
New Berry Hall A130
(by the front entrance off 49th Avenue)
100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver BC
Coast Salish Territorries
Admission by Donation
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WOMEX 11 Copenhagen, 26-30 October

Wednesday, October 26 12:00am
Sunday October 30 at 11:30pm
Created By
ElJay Arem
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WOMEX (short for WOrld Music EXpo) is an international world music support and development project based in Berlin, whose main event is an exposition held annually in different locations throughout Europe. WOMEX was begun in 1994 by current President Christoph Borkowsky. (Source: Wikipedia)

WOMEX runs the last October weekend of every year. Starting on a Wednesday afternoon for registration and the opening ceremony until Sunday. …During WOMEX conference attendees can visit the Opening event, the conference program, the trade fair, the showcases in the evening of Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the WOMEX awards on Sunday, the last day of the event. Most of the program of WOMEX is being developed for professionals and trade visitors within the world music scene. However, locals and tourist can buy tickets for most of the showcases.

For 2009-2011 WOMEX will be hosted in Copenhagen, Denmark in a new partnership with WorldMusicFair Copenhagen, a consortium of the Roskilde Festival, the Copenhagen Jazzfestival, and tourist organization Wonderful Copenhagen. Additional partners are events producers Welcome, the Danish Center for Culture and Development, Global CPH and World Music Denmark.

Other locations of past WOMEX events: Berlin (1994, 1999, 2000), Brussels (1995), Marseille (1997), Stockholm (1998), Rotterdam (2001), Essen (2002, 2004), Newcastle upon Tyne (2005) and Seville (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008).

The Rebirth of Poetry Mission, San Francisco, Jan 27/11

Thursday, January 27
7:00pm – 9:30pm
998 Valencia St (at 21st), San Francisco, CA

Created By
Poetry Mission

Poetry Mission proudly presents Pablo Rosales!

Pablo Rosales is a Filipino-American poet and musician living in Sausalito.

His poetry and music touch us with their themes of love, angst, the fight against injustice, nature, family, friends and spirituality.

Pablo also writes poems for children and he has produced two CDs or eclectic music, ‘The One’ and ‘Cats and Dogs’.

Come hear Pablo and other awesome poets at the Rebirth of Poetry Mission open mic.

Okavango: An African Orchestra

On February 25, 2011 at 8:00 PM

A Vancouver musician.

Okavango: An African Orchestra is an ambitious new musical project that could happen only in one of the world’s great multicultural cities: Toronto. Batuki Music Society Artistic Director Nadine McNulty has assembled a cast of seven accomplished African-born musicians who now live in Toronto and Montreal: Daniel Nebiat (Eritrean Krar), Pasipamire Gunguwo (Zimbabwean marimba/mbira), Donne Roberts (Malagasy guitarist), Nuudi Kooshin (Somali kaban), Waleed Abdulhamid (Sudanese bass/guembri), Sadio Sissokho (Senegalese kora) and Walter MacLean (Ghanaian percussion).

The orchestra takes its name from the Okavango Delta, a basin in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, where many different animal species come together to feed and find water. Predators and prey are forced to coexist and share the meager resources because of the harsh environment around them. Similarly, Okavango: An African Orchestra brings together the traditional music and instruments of several major African cultures that historically have had little or no interaction. The musicians of Okavango have created a common meeting place for these disparate cultures, and a new musical language that harmonizes their different tuning systems, rhythms, and timbres. The multicultural spirit of modern-day Canada bridges ancient African solitudes.

The concert program will feature 5 traditional songs from the various African musical cultures represented, plus the world premiere of Okavango: A Conversation with the Spirits: a suite of 5 new, CBC Radio-commissioned pieces by members of Okavango: An African Orchestra.

Admission: $25