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Chicago-Based Surabhi Ensemble Tours the World in January

Surabhi Ensemble was formed more than a decade ago in Chicago with the aim of bringing together musicians from varying traditions to make music. Saraswathi Ranganathan, who plays veena, assembled a cast that includes Arabic oud, Spanish guitar, and percussion from Africa and India. This month, the group will be sharing their sounds with concert-goers in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa.

by Jon Davis, Published 2019-01-02

From the press release:

Surabhi Ensemble will collaborate with renowned artists in each country they visit and will be joined by special guest Massamba Diop, featured 'talking drum' artist from the Black Panther soundtrack, at select shows. The mission of the Surabhi Ensemble is to demonstrate the importance of cross-cultural exchange and to teach a positive message of togetherness by educating, performing and demonstrating new works of music and dance. Members of Surabhi Ensemble also work with hospitals and community organizations to share this positive message of cultural unity and community outreach.

Here are the dates:

  • 1/8 - National University of Art Education Km 9, Nguyen Trai Street, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi at 9AM
  • 1/8 - Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 Tô Ngọc Vân, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hanoi at 8:30PM (w/ Gnawa Group)
  • 1/9 - Young Hit, Young Beat School MIPEC TRADE CENTER LONG BIEN, Hanoi at 6PM
  • 1/10 - La Bodega in Long Biên, Hanoi at 8PM (w/ Gnawa Group)
  • 1/13 - La Carpa De Las Estrellas in Pizarra, Spain (Pizzara Circus) at 6PM
  • 1/15 - University of Cordoba, Plaza Cardenal Salazar, 3, Cordoba, Spain at 6:30PM
  • 1/17 - Cepaim Organization - Immigrant Children Performance- Lepe, Spain 12PM-2PM
  • 1/18 - TAIPA Organization, Odemira, Portugal at 4PM
  • 1/19 - CRESCER Concert for Syrian Refugees, Lisbon Portugal at 7PM
  • 1/23-1/24 - Sobobade Artist Retreat - Collaboration & Concert – Dakar, Senegal (times TBA)
  • 1/25 - SAMMA - School Performance - Lycée Pikine Est Guediawaye, Dakar, Senegal - 10AM
  • 1/28 - West African Research Center, Rue Leon G. Damas, Dakar, Senegal at 6PM

Filed under: Concerts

Related artist(s): Surabhi Ensemble

More info
http://surabhiensemble.com

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