Sandra Wong and Greg Harris come together in a dynamic combination of nyckelharpa/fiddle and vibraphone/piano/ghanian gyil/world hand percussion to explore music from all corners of the globe, including their own compositions.
Reaching into their individual roots of Classical, African, Bluegrass, Jazz, Scandinavian, Middle-eastern, Old-time American music and more, their arrangements honor each tradition while moving into new, unchartered territory. Sandra and Greg create a musical playground for everyone (both musicians and listeners) to explore, play, stretch, and grow in a joyful space.
Musicians Joseph Lukasik and Eyal Rivlin explore the Yiddish folk music that became an important form of expression for Jewish immigrants coming to the United States from 1880 through the 1920s. The sound of Klezmer music is meant to mimic human vocalizations from talking and laughing to mournful crying. It’s evocative of Old World celebrations and a treat to hear.
APQ (Astor Piazzolla Quintet) was recently dubbed the Number-One-Not-To-Be-Missed group at the 2012 Houston International Festival. APQ has been stunning audiences in Austin and beyond since 2009. Featuring some of the finest talent on the Austin music scene today, APQ specializes in the intense and passionate compositions of the late Astor Piazzolla. In addition to Piazzolla's compositions, the group continues in the Nuevo Tango tradition with unique arrangements of Piazzolla's classic works, talented improvisations, and breathtaking original compositions.
Featuring Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff and Dustin Adams. When George Harrison and The Beatles befriended Ravi Shankar, the traditional instrument of classical Indian music, the sitar, was embraced by American audiences. It is often heard in world music; its sympathetic tones marrying well with a wide range of musical genres. Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff brings his signature style to the sitar – the soul of traditional Indian music. Dustin Adams adds in the heartbeat with the syncopated rhythm of the tabla. Enjoy the poetry and lyricism of these two perfectly paired instruments.
Their music has the flavor and intensity of traditional southern music, with a thread of contemporary sound and just a touch of classical/medieval thrown in for good measure. Join two-time Juno Award winning banjoist Jayme Stone and singer-mandolinist Rich Zimmerman for a fresh take on old-fashioned, bluegrass and new acoustic music.
McNichols Building at Civic Center Park, 144 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver 80202
Denver is very lucky to have this incredible chorus, and Fresh City Life is honored to host them for a spring concert at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. Free and open to the public! The Denver Gay Men's Chorus exists to build community through music.
Enjoy the thunderous music of the taiko (Japanese drum), learn about Japan’s culture and music, and play instruments at this interactive performance with Toni Yagami. En esta espectáculo participativo con Toni Yagami, disfrutarás la música estruendosa del tambor japonés "Taiko", aprenderás sobre la cultura y música de Japón, y podrás tocar nuevos instrumentos.
Slap, tap, and move! Have fun while learning music and rhythms through drumming. Hand drums provided. This workshop covers congas and the deep tradition of Afro-Cuban folkloric rhythms and music. Presented by The Denver World Music Studio.