Blake Miller & The Old Fashioned Aces
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Blake Miller & The Old Fashioned Aces

Blake Miller & the Old Fashioned Aces are breathing new life into an old sound. It’s traditional Cajun music in a traditional setting, but more than that, it’s a powerhouse trio having fun.  Whether they appear as an acoustic trio or a full electric band, finer musicians playing Cajun music cannot be found. In a world where it seems everyone is continually stretching the boundaries of Louisiana French music, the Aces nest comfortably inside the well worn tracks of Cajun Music. From old fiddle tunes, to classic dance floor packers, to bilingual country classics, their music is comfort food for the Cajun music fan. 


 

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An Evening of Middle Eastern Classical Music
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening of Middle Eastern Classical Music

Join the Center for World Music for a delightful evening of Middle Eastern classical music with violinist and singer Luay Yousif, drummer Omar Alchi, and guitarist Jack Tamas. Luay will present traditional songs and instrumentals of the Middle East as well as his own original compositions. A sought-after singer throughout North America, he sings in Aramaic (the language of Jesus) in the Chaldean (Christian) tradition of Iraq.

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Skillet Licorice
May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Skillet Licorice

Skillet Licorice is the latest project from San Francisco Bay Area roots-music luminaries Elise Engelberg and Matt Knoth. Whether they’re playing hot fiddle breakdowns, slinky blues, sparkling banjo breaks, ragtime or dreamy waltzes, the band displays an impressive command of styles and techniques that comes from deep study and loving dedication to America’s folk traditions. Skillet Licorice is hot, sweet, and just a bit greasy!

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Steam Machine Concert!
Sep
23
6:30 PM18:30

Steam Machine Concert!

Steam Machine is a Minneapolis-based stringband that plays tunes and songs from the transitional era between old-time and bluegrass. Their repertoire ranges from fiddle tunes collected in the Midwest plains to Appalachian songs/tunes recorded in the 78 era.  They combine clean, powerful fiddling with driving three finger banjo, a lively, solid rhythm section, and raw, unprocessed vocals. 

 

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Passports: Music of Finland
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Passports: Music of Finland

Finnish folk poetry tells a story of the first time the kantele zither was played. The sound was so beautiful that everybody started to cry. When their tears touched the water of the ocean, they turned into pearls.A native of Finland, Merja Soria performs the traditional music of her Finnish heritage. She combines the ancient kantele with the poignant sound of her voice to sing the haunting songs of Suomi (Finland).

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Passports: Music of Ireland
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

Passports: Music of Ireland

The Máirtín de Cógáin Project is led by its eponym, Máirtín de Cógáin, a performer of extraordinary talent. Crowned All-Ireland Storytelling Champion twice over, Máirtín says that telling stories is his highest joy in life. A superb singer, dancer, and bodhrán (Irish drum) player, he has gathered a group of the finest Irish-American musicians around him. Together, this group brings the story of de Cógáin’s native Cork to an appreciative international following.

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STUDENT RECITAL 2017
Jun
10
3:00 PM15:00

STUDENT RECITAL 2017

For our students and their families this end of year recital will take place on June 10th at La Jolla Public Library. Doors open at 2:30pm and the recital starts at 3pm! All student performers should fill out this form before May 22nd, 2017 if they plan on attending!

A recital for a musician is a chance to perform for an audience! Participants work hard in preparation and the experience is memorable and rewarding! In keeping with the teaching philosophy at Kalabash, performance material is taught to the students in a positive, age ­appropriate manner. Our teachers respect the journey as well as the final product. This is a non­competitive process and our performers will gain confidence and take pride in performing for an appreciative audience!

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Passports: Burma/Myanmar
Apr
8
5:30 PM17:30

Passports: Burma/Myanmar

April 8, 2017 —  Music of the Ethnic Minorities of Burma/Myanmar
 

This special performance of traditional music and dance from Burma is presented by members of the refugee community in San Diego. The artists are mostly Karen, an ethnic minority groups of Burma. This is a rare event, as it demonstrates the perseverance of the human spirit as it struggles to maintain and nurture traditional art forms when forced to relocate away from the homeland. This event is made possible through collaboration with the Karen Organization of San Diego.

Concert Details:

Each program will be an intimate lecture-demonstration and mini-concert, in which the audience will have opportunity to interact with the artists. Having introduced us to their art form, the artists will perform a number of pieces.

5:30pm – Doors open.
6:00pm – Performance begins. Casual reception immediately following performance.

TIckets: $20/$15 Kalabash students

This is a casual BYOB event. Feel free to bring refreshments for yourself and your friends.

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Passports: Music of India
Mar
18
5:30 PM17:30

Passports: Music of India

March 18, 2017 — MUSIC OF INDIA


North Indian classical ragas performed by international award-winning Hindustani vocalist Sudakshina Alagia and tabla player Rahul Soparkar.

CONCERT DETAILS:

Each program will be an intimate lecture-demonstration and mini-concert, in which the audience will have opportunity to interact with the artists. Having introduced us to their art form, the artists will perform a number of pieces.

5:30pm – Doors open.
6:00pm – Performance begins. Casual reception immediately following performance.

TICKETS $20/$15 Kalabash Students

This is a casual BYOB event. Feel free to bring refreshments for yourself and your friends.

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American Folk Music feat. Rebecca Stout + Clinton Davis
Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

American Folk Music feat. Rebecca Stout + Clinton Davis

Join Kalabash instructor Clinton Davis and friends as we kick off our bi-monthly concert series of American Folk Music. 

Clinton Davis is a multi-instrumentalist from Kentucky who can play anything you put in his hands: guitar, banjo, fiddle, piano, harmonica. With his wide palette of instruments and sounds, he performs old time songs, ballads, and dance music from the early 20th century Appalachian Mountains, Deep South, and Western frontiers.

Rebecca Stout is an acclaimed dancer and singer rooted in the traditions of Appalachia and the Deep South. A teacher of flatfood dance, her work has earned her a spot in the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky. Now based in Los Angeles, Rebecca remains committed to the songs and folk life of her family and youth. Read her amazing full bio on her website: http://flatfootandfancyfree.com/bio/

Doors open at 6:30pm
Show starts at 7:00pm
$12/$10 for Kalabash members (use promo code MEMBER at checkout) membership confirmation will be checked at the door.
BYO Refreshment

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Passports: Australia
Feb
11
5:30 PM17:30

Passports: Australia

In his entertaining, educational, and inspiring presentation, Randin Graves uses pictures, video, live performance, and storytelling to enlighten about this sacred Aboriginal instrument, the didgeridoo, and the culture that invented it, while sharing his own journey from American suburbs to a remote corner of Australia and back.

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THE SONGBIRD CIRCLE - FIRE + ICE
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

THE SONGBIRD CIRCLE - FIRE + ICE

A club for girls who like to write songs and eat pizza. Hosted by Natula!!!!

This month the club theme is Fire + Ice, inspired by Natula's recent tour to Iceland!

Create anything with this theme in mind. It can be a song, a poem, a haiku, or a miniature sculpture of a volcano that you carved from an ice cube! Go crazy + have fun and share with the club over pizza!

FREE although a few dollar donation towards pizza is appreciated ;)

Friday May 13th 6-8pm

Bring your guitars and notebooks!

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