Music and Dance

Saturday Sessions-A Journey Around the World with a Nyckelharpa, Fiddle and a Bow!

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Some form of the violin/fiddle can be found in most cultures around the world. Sandra Wong takes the audience on an exploration of many of these musical worlds on nyckelharpa (the Swedish keyed fiddle) and violin/fiddle ranging from the haunting to the joyful; from the classical to the foot stomping; from the Middle-East to the Fjords of Norway, the Appalachian mountains and many places in between.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall
http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music

Saturday Sessions- Brendan Bondurant

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Join up-and-coming guitarist Brendan Bondurant in an afternoon of guitar music from all around the world. Hear everything from flamenco and bossa-nova to Macedonian folk music and a brand new piece for classical guitar. Tour the world in 60 minutes in this fiesta for the ears.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall
http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music

Saturday Sessions- Planina: Songs of Eastern Europe

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Planina is a group of singers and instrumentalists from the Denver-Boulder area. They perform haunting and rousing music from Eastern Europe, including songs from Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Lithuania, Turkey and Ukraine, and the Sephardic and Rom (Gypsy) traditions from some of those areas. Though mostly not eastern European by heritage, the members share a fascination with the penetrating harmonies, asymmetric rhythms and challenging vocal techniques of this region.

Hootenanny with Mr. Dana

Music and Dance
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Basement - Community Room

Join Mr. Dana in a good old fashioned hootenanny. Bring your instrument and/or your voice and let’s jam. All ages welcome.

Saturday Sessions-Dick Weissman

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Dick Weissman has had a long and distinguished career as a composer and songwriter, with many recorded instrumental pieces and songs. He is especially noted as a unique banjo player who integrates traditional music styles like bluegrass and clawhammer playing into new compositions that include everything from blues to jazz and world music. A current review of
his latest CD in Bluegrass Unlimited says that: "If you enjoy banjo, then you'll love Weissman's surprising arrangements." Dick also plays guitar in a variety of styles, and a mandolin-like instrument called the octaphone.

Music Series: Echo Beds

Music and Dance
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Echo Beds is “the shining example of industrial music in Denver and one of the best in the nation” and “impossible to ignore and forget" (Westword).

Music Series: The Outfit

Music and Dance
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Denver's The Outfit offers an earnest take on garage rock revival, championing straightforward, back-to-basics pop songwriting with unapologetic sincerity.

Music Series: Chella and the Charm

Music and Dance
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tap your toes with traditional country music for these modern times.

Music Series: Riverside Drive

Music and Dance
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Experience an all-female band described as pre-soul, similar to The Rondelles or Staple Singers.

Hootenanny with Mr. Dana

Music and Dance
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Basement - Community Room

Join Mr. Dana in the second installment of a good old fashioned hootenanny. Bring your instrument and/or your voice and let’s jam. All ages welcome.

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