http://  FRIENDS OF WORLD MUSIC

Bringing world music, both traditional and comtemporary, to the Triangle

Friends of World Music seeks to:

We are a tax-exempt, non-profit, all volunteer organization incorporated in 1991 which brings world  music and dance to the Triangle, NC area. Friends of World Music supports local as well as international performers of world music and dance, and its programs help people understand the many cultures of the world. Funding comes from an occasional grant and from its members. If  you would like to become a member or would like more information about us, please call 919-787-2798 or email us @friendsofworldmusic.org

our mailing address is P O Box 30751, Raleigh, NC 27622

2012 Concerts

AfroCubism

Sunday June 10, 2012 - 7:00PM

The North Carolina Museum of Art

AfroCubism is a transcendent collaboration between master musicians from Mali and Cuba, brought together by the producer of the most successful world-music album in history, Buena Vista Social Club. In fact, it’s the belated realization of the original project that Buena Vista came to be when the Malians were unable to travel to Havana for the recording session.

The super group features Buena Vista principal Eliades Ochoa (singer of Buena Vista Social Club signature song “Chan Chan”) and his band Grupo Patria, and a Who’s Who of Malian instrumentalists and singers, including the virtuosic kora player Toumani Diabate, guitar legend Djelimady Tounkara, ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate, and griot singer Kassé Diabaté.

 

 

2011 Concerts

Fiesta Mexicana: presented by Sones de Mexico

at the Arts Center, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro

  ==all ages - SuperFun show Saturday,  April 9th, 11 a.m.

  ==Evening concert, Saturday, April 9th, 7:30 p.m.

Let Sones de Mexico take you on a bilingual journey through Mexican music and the world that surrounds it; this Grammy nominated group specializes in 'son,' a rich and lively Mexican music tradition, and their show features numerous "sones" in addition to many folk instruments, dance demonstrations, and folklore from several regions of the country. 

 

2010 Concerts

Sunday, June 13, 7pm 

Edmar & Pavelid Castaneda

Father and son Columbian harp players together for a rare performance. Edmar's jazz is spectacular -unlike anything you have ever seen before. Check it out at www.edmarcastaneda.com

at The Arts Center,

300-G E.Main St., Carrboro

Tickets $15

 

Friday, June 25, 8:30p.m.

ONE LEG UP

calling all swing dance and Django Reinhardt fans to the dance floor as this quintet plays an upbeat blend of gypsy jazz, latin and swing tunes.

also at The Arts Center

Tickets $14

 

 

2009 

Toubab Krewe who have spent 

time in West Africa learning the music and the instruments

 of that region and have adapted this music to our scene.

For tickets, call the NCMA box office at 919-715-5923 

 

2008 Concerts

We are co-sponsoring the Celtic Concert

Series at the Arts Center in Carrboro

Boys of the Lough, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.

Dervish, Tuesday, March 11, 8:30 p.m.

Solas, Wednesday, March 19, 8:30 p.m

Grada, Friday, March 21, 8:30 p.m.

Battlefield Band, Friday, March 28, 8:30 p.m.

for ticket information call 919-929-2787

April 2, Wed., 8p.m.

EMILY SMITH BAND

winner of Scots and BBC traditional

music awards

Long View Center,118 S. Person St., Raleigh

www.LongViewCenter.com

 

Saturday, May 10 at 5 p.m.    

HWYL

Alternative Celtic Rock

Ten Thousand Villages

435 Woodburn Road, Raleigh

 

Friday, May 23 at 8 p.m.

Erika Luckett

"a slew of Latin styles"

Long View Center, 118 S Person St., Raleigh

 

Saturday, September 13 at 8 p.m.

FUNKADESI

Award-winning Indo-Afro-Caribbean music experience

Long View Center, 118 S. Person St., Raleigh 

 

Thursday, October 16 at 8 p.m.

BEPPE GAMBETTA

sensational Italian guitarist

Long View Center, 118 S. Person St., Raleigh

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2007 Concerts

April 21st, 3 to 4 p.m.

DJEMBE FIRE

music from West Africa

Artspace paints Fayetteville Street

downtown Raleigh at Davie Street

 

April  19 to 21st

Shakori Hills

Mamadou Diabate

 

May 12th 3:30-4:30

JAAFAR

Middle Eastern Jazz

Ten Thousand Villages

435 Woodburn Road

Cameron Village, Raleigh

 

August 3 seven to eight p.m.

Teresa Fernandez & Silvano Caseres

a repeat performance

Ten Thousand Villages

Cameron Village, Raleigh

 

September 21 at 7 p.m.

BLUE MOON BELLY DANCERS

part of the Spark Con weekend

Moore Square, Raleigh

 

October 11-14

Check out all the great world music

at Shakori Hills including Oliver Mtukudzi,

Mamadou, Toubab Krewe, the Duhks, and Rajamani

http://www.Shakori Hills.org 

 

November 9 at 8 p.m.

MOSCOW NIGHTS

folk ensemble from Russia

www.RussianFolk.com

at the Long View Center

118 South Person Street, Raleigh

 

 November 10th at 9p.m.

TOUBAB KREWE

 with   MOSADI MUSIC

Cat's Cradle

300 East Main St., Carrboro

 

 

2006 Concerts

 

Saturday,  July 8th, 2-3 p.m.

TERESA FERNANDEZ & 

SILVANO CASERES

LATIN  MUSIC STYLES

Ten Thousand Villages

435 Woodburn Avenue

Cameron Village, Raleigh

 

Friday, August 4th at 8 p.m.

SALIF KEITA

the Golden Voice of Africa

NC Museum of Art, Raleigh

come early and see the movie of

The Concert in the Desert

 

Thursday, August 10th at 9.m.

GUY MENDILOW

Global Troubadour

Irregardless Cafe

901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh

 

Friday, September 22 at 8:30 p.m.

KEOLA AND MOANA BEAMER

Slack Key Guitarist and

Hula Dancer

www.kbeamer.com

The Arts Center 

800-G East Main Street

Carrboro

 

Friday, December 1 at 8:30 p.m.

LURA

from Cape Verde

The Arts Center

800-G East Main Street

Carrboro

www.artscenterlive.org

2005 Concerts

March 24 at 9 p.m.

King Sunny Ade, The legendary King of Juju from Nigeria

Cat's Cradle

300 East Main St., Carrboro

 

May 14th 2-3p.m.

Teresa Fernandez & Silvano Caseres

Latin Music Styles

Ten Thousand Villages 

 

June 25th 2-3p.m.

Daniel Landata

Andean music

Ten Thousand Villages

 

August 6th at 2 p.m.

DJEMBE FIRE

Music from West Africa

Ten Thousand Villages

 

August 8th at 9 p.m. 

MAMAR KASSEY from Niger

Cat's Cradle, Carrboro

 

September 10th at 3 p.m.

ZINDAGI

Fusion of world music

Cameron Village, Raleigh

 

October 2nd at 9:30p.m.

JAGUARES

New music from Mexico

Cat's Cradle, Carrboro

 

October 14th at 9 p.m.

YERBA BUENA

Latin-fusion ambassadors

Cat's Cradle

 

2004 Concerts

 

PACO DE LUCIA

Page Auditorium on the Duke Campus, Durham

 

February 28 at 8 p.m.

The Karelian Folk Music Ensemble

The Community Church of Chapel Hill

 

Thursday, May 6th at 8:30 p.m.

Los Amigos Invisibles

disco-style salsa from Venezuela

Cat's Cradle, Carrboro

 

Saturday, May 8th, 1-2 p.m.

jaafar

music from the middle east

Ten Thousand Villages

 

Saturday, July 24th, 1-2 p.m.

Blue Moon Dance Company

Ten Thousand Villages

 

Tuesday, October 5, 8 p.m.

Mariza

fado from Portugal

Stewart Theatre, NCSU campus, Raleigh

 

Wednesday, October 13, 8 p.m.

Fairport Convention

Arts Center, Carrboro

 

Saturday, October 23rd,  1-2 p.m.

EMMANUEL KEMBE from Sudan

Ten Thousand Villages

 

Saturday, November 20th, 8 p.m.

Sviraj, Balkan Jam

Arts Center, Carrboro

 

In the past we have co-sponsored such well known world artists as Baaba Maal, Angelique Kidjo, Thomas Mapfumo and Orchestra Baobob from Africa; Susana Baca. Inti Illimani, Andes Monta and Barbarito Torres from Latin America; Celtic performers Susan McKeown, Jean Redpath, Martin Simpson and Crasdant from Wales; Pierre Bensusan from France; Beppe Gambetta from Italy; Druha Trava from the Czech Republic; Brother from Australia, Khac Chi from Viet Nam; and Bezmara from Turkey. 

 In addition we have presented many local musicians and dancers with ethnic connections such as Picaflor, Parea, the Magnolia Klezmer Band and Emmanuel Kembe. If you are interested in performing, we would like to talk with you.