Miami World Music Festival Presents 5 Distinct Concerts
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The last date listed for Miami World Music Festival was Sunday September 22, 2013 / 6:00pm (Music of North India).
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**Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 8:00pm: Music of France
Claude Bolling Suites for Flute & Guitar**
The Miami World Music Festival concert opener presents cross-music from France, with the compositions of French composer Claude Bolling that include selections from the second suite for flute/jazz piano trio, the concerto for classical guitar and jazz piano trio, to conclude with the Picnic Suite with all instruments together. Artists for this performance include Grammy award winner flutist Nestor Torres; Cuban guitarist and newly appointed University of Miami Frost School of Music director of guitar studies, Rafael Padron; Contrabass instructor at FIU school of music, Luis Gomez-Imbert; Ruben Jimenez on the drums; and Miami World Music Festival’s founder and Royal Conservatory of Music alumni, pianist Adolfo Vidal.
Friday, September 20, 2013 at 8:00pm: Music of Cuba & Spain **
Estampas de Zarzuela**
Estampas de Zarzuela (Zarzuela’s Scenes) is a musical show that will present a selection of the well-known romances and duets of the beautiful zarzuelas Amalia Batista from Cuba and Luisa Fernanda from Spain, among other surprises from the genre. Zarzuela is a Spanish lyric-dramatic genre that alternates between spoken and sung scenes, the latter incorporating operatic and popular song, as well as dance. The all-star cast is made up of sopranos Hilda del Castillo and Raquel Rubi, tenors Jose Antonio Navarro and Jesus Brañas, baritone Nelson Martínez (from Florida Grand Opera), among others. All accompanied by the exceptional musicians of the Miami Chamber Players directed by Jesús Ruspoli. Don’t miss a spectacular night of songs, drama, costumes, scenery, lights, dance and chamber music.
**Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:00pm: Music of Africa
Women’s drum and dance ensemble Venus Rising, is a multi-ethnic performance troupe dedicated to creating works that uplift and inspire. This talented group of women percussionists and dancers explores West African, Caribbean, Brazilian and Middle Eastern rhythms, movements and songs. Venus Rising strives to empower individuals to break barriers by celebrating diversity. Fiery beats and hypnotizing dance choreographies create rhythmic entertainment for the soul. Get ready for a performance journey that will captivate all your senses.
**Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 4:00pm: Music of Venezuela
Luz Marina & Menage**
Luz Marina’s music reveals charm and poetry rarely seen in our authors, and it is mandatory to listen to this production and pay special attention to her words. Luz Marina will be debuting with some of the most outstanding musicians of South Florida Menage, including Vinicio Ludovic, piano, arranger, producer; José Gregorio Hernández, percussion; Hernán Matute, contrabass; Pablo Gil, sax; and very special guest Saul Vera on bandola llanera (a stringed instrument from the lute family played in the Venezuelan plains since the 16th century). Luz Marina will be interpreting her own compositions as well as traditional Venezuelan music by Aldemaro Romero and Simón Díaz.
Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 6:00pm: **Music of North India
Jeff Deen & Vicki Richards
**Indian classical raga is a system of music born out of sacred devotional healing music. Each “raga” (melodic scale) and “tala” (rhythmic cycle) has a different healing effect on our minds and bodies. In the hands of skilled artists who have received intense training from their gurus, these musical pieces become tools for healing and meditation. Two such artists come together this evening to share their skills and open hearts through Indian classical music.