Madison World Music Festival Sept 23-25

September 14, 2010

The seventh annual Madison World Music Festival will be held from September 23-25, 2010, in the Memorial Union and at the Willy Street Fair and Madison College. Outreach events start on Tuesday, September 21.

Again this year, all events are free and open to the public. Patrons who wish to can donate online or send donations to: Wisconsin Union Theater / MWMF Fund, 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706. With diminishing funding, donations are needed and greatly appreciated.

As in past years, the festival brings extraordinary artists from around the world for free performances, workshops, lectures, films, and other outreach events. It offers many opportunities to dance and party as well as to enjoy traditional music and the signature stiltwalking puppets of Dragon Knights

The schedule is as follows. Please note: schedule is subject to change. Please consult the website for last minute changes.

Tuesday, 9/21/10:
12pm – 1:30pm: Film, “The Duke of Bachata,” about Joan Soriano, 206 Ingraham Hall


Wednesday, 9/22/10:
6:30pm: Dja-Rara documentary, “The Other Side of the Water: the  Journey of a Haitian Rara Band in Brooklyn” with Q&A with film director, Jeremy Robins, MATC Mitby Theater

Thursday, 9/23/10:
12:00 pm: Dja-Rara performance, Madison College.

3:00 pm: Dja-Rara on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Here on Earth.

4:15 pm: Mahala Rai Banda lecture/performance, Humanities Building, TITU.

5:00 pm: Dja-Rara at Madison College south campus at the South Side Farmers Market.

6:00 pm La Santa Cecilia (Mexico/USA) Memorial Union Terrace (Rain – Union Theater)

7:00 pm: Film screening and discussion, “The Other Side of the Water: the Journey of a Haitian Rara Band in Brooklyn,” 1295 Grainger Hall. Q & A with director Jeremy Robins.

8 pm Mahala Rai Banda (Romania) Memorial Union Terrace (Rain – Union Theater)
10 pm Kenge Kenge (Kenya) Memorial Union Terrace (Rain – Union Theater)

Friday, 9/24/10, Music Performances at Memorial Union Terrace
(Good Weather Schedule. See rain schedule on website):

4:00 pm: “Jewish Folklore and the Creative Arts,” Lecture by Jeremiah Lockwood of Sway Machinery. Memorial Union TITU.

4:45 pm Ulssu Korean Drum Troupe – Terrace
5:30 pm Dragon Knights (Venus / San Diego) – Terrace
6:00 pm Dja-Rara (Haiti / Brooklyn) parade – Terrace
6:45 pm Dragon Knights (Venus / San Diego) – Terrace
6:45 pm Barbara Furtuna (Corsica) – Union Theater
7:15 pm Ordo Sakhna (Kyrgyzstan) – Terrace
8:00 pm Barbara Furtuna (Corsica) – Union Theater
9:00 pm Dja-Rara performance on stage – Terrace
10:00 pm The Sway Machinery (Jewish / NY) – Terrace

Saturday, 9/25/10, Willy St. Fair:
1:30 pm Dja-Rara on stage
2:15 pm Dja-Rara and Dragon Knights (Venus / San Diego) parade
3:00 pm Cimarron (Colombia)
4:00 pm Dragon Knights (Venus / San Diego)
4:20 pm Khaira Arby (Mali)
6:15 pm Cimarron (Colombia)
7:30 pm Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars (Sierra Leone)

Saturday, 9/25/10, Memorial Union:
9:00 pm Joan Soriano (Dominican Republic) Bachata dance party!

Update:
Again in 2010 the Festival organizers provided a series of events, in multiple locations, that reach people with many different musical interests. This is the only festival of its kind within a 90-mile radius, and serves a very practical purpose. The concerts, lectures, workshops, films, and dance parties complement each other well.

I know it is difficult to provide balance when one is presenting both popular and traditional music from many different countries, but this festival does so. My personal favorites this year were a vocal ensemble from Corsica and an instrumental ensemble from Kyrgystan. I enjoy seeing these bands play, up close and personal, and appreciate being able to purchase CDs of their music. I also enjoy seeing people taking photos, dancing on the terrace, and enjoying food and friends.

Unfortunately, this year’s weather was cold and rainy, so many UW-Madison events were held indoors, but we are indeed fortunate to have the Union Theater in such cases.

The festival planning committee is to be thanked and encouraged. The many sponsors are to be thanked as well.


playlist 7 may

May 8, 2010

ragas and talas

Artist.  Track.  Cd title.  Label
amjad ali khan.  himaalaya.  moksha.  real world.

bombay jayashri.  chintamayam ragam bhairavi.  panchabhutams.  music today.

hariprasad chaurasia.  raga jait.  instrumental india 2.  navras.

kala ramnath.  roopak tal.  nectar.  sense world.

kushal das.  raga jhinjhoti.   kumar bose.  lingering emotions.  rhyme

m santhanam.  varanam sunodhavinodhini.  raga sangamam.  geethanjali.

ravi shankar & alla rakha.  dhun.  ragas & talas.  angel.

safaafir.  el leyla hilwa.  maqams of baghdad.

safaafir.  ya i-zaar il bezerengosh.  maqams of Baghdad.

shamim ahmed khan.  multani .  instrumental india 2.  navras.

shivkumar sharma.  raga: mishra bhairavi.  hindustani classical music.  bayshore.

sudha ragunathan.  maathangisri raga rama manohari.  carnatic vocal.  inreco.

T M krishna.  sri mathrubhootham raga kanada.  carnatic vocal.  inreco.


playlist 23 april

April 23, 2010

 

safaafir 

artist.    track.    cd title.     label
ahmed mukhtar.  sufi moments.  the road to baghdad.  ARC

gaida hinawi.  bint elbalad; ghayeb; indulgence.  levantine indulgence.  palmyra

gamal goma.  drum in drum out.  masters of arabian percussion.  caravanmusic

kadim al sahir.  el leila ihsasi ghareeb; shukran.  abhathu anki.  rotana/ EMI

mohammed s. a. al-saheb.  qum na dimi.  music of islam v 4.  celestial harmonies

munir bashir.  nesemat.  musician of wisdom.  harmonia mundi

rahim al haj & amjad ali khan.  common destination; water.  ancient sounds.  ur music

safaafir.  foug il nakhl; hammel il rail; maqam hwaizawi; ya hel khalag.  maqams of baghdad.  Salaam


playlist 16 april

April 16, 2010

pomegranates

Popular music from Iran and elsewhere

Artist.  Track.  Cd title.  Label
alice fitousi.  ouine embatou.  algerie voix de femmes.  blue silver

baldip jabble.  janj mahi ley aya.  rough guide to bhangra.  world music network

dariush.  cheshm-e man.  pomegranates.  finders keepers

googosh.  talagh.  pomegranates.  finders keepers

hassan el asmar.  mish haseebak.  yalla hitlist egypt.  mango

kang.  valeti boliyan.  rough guide to bhangra.  world music network

karima.  athilmezyine.  authentic kabylie.  night&day

khanak zamanak.  yasser habeeb .  sunshine arabia 2003.  EMI

kouroush yahmale.  gol-e yakh.  pomegranates.  finders keepers

mohamed samy.  kan nefsy.  arabian super hits 2006.  pyramedia

nadia baroud.  assa dhel alith.  authentic kabylie.  night&day

nour eddine.  saaltou el gamar.  sahara groove.  ARC

parva.  mos-e gol.  pomegranates.  finders keepers

ramesh.  sharm-e boose-e.  pomegranates.  finders keepers

rhany.  dik alila.  sahara groove.  ARC

sally.  bakaly keteer.  arabian super hits 2006.  pyramedia

sangeeta.  pyar ka hai bairi.  rough guide to bhangra.  world music network

shaaban abdel raheem.  akhar saah.  yalla hitlist egypt.  mango

soli.  negar.  pomegranates.  finders keepers

warda.  madritouche.  algerie voix de femmes.  blue silver


playlist 9 april

April 10, 2010

la nuba zidan

Music from Algeria

Artist.   Track.   Cd title.  label

abdelli.  achaah – resentment.  new moon.  real world

beihdja rahal ensemble.  insiraf 3.  la nuba zidan.  inedit

cheb kader.  sid el houari.  cheb kader.  blue silver

cheba nouria.  consulat .  n’zor nebra.  culture press

cheikha rabia.  touba galbi toub.  liberti.  dinamyte

cheikha rimitti.  mani man.  nouar.  gafati sonodisc

djur djura.  tarewla.  voice of silence.  warner

ensemble du hoggar.  imzad – the fiddle.  treasures of algerian music.  institut du monde arabe

essoundoussia.  insraf: kam li fil machia.  nouba mezmoun.  al sur

hadj mohamed fergami.  inklab: ya lahd el ghazala.  algeria maluf de constantine.  ocora

hamma moussa.  ched ille llaya.  algerie: le diwan de biskra.  ocora

hassiba amrouche.  mkul agdad.  soiree mariage.  medina music

iness mezel.  tametot.  len.  nocturne

khaled.  biya dek el mor.  ya taleb.  mondo melodia

les freres khalfa.  ibdallen.  authen tique kabylie.  night&day

matoub lounes.  tanumi.  kenza.  blue silver

myriam sultan.  istikhbar.  malouf.  playasound

raina rai.  dikra .  zaama .  musidisc

souad massi.  nekreh el keld.  raoui.  wrasse

zehouania.  kilouh oukilouni.  formule rai.  cadic aladin


playlist 2 april

April 2, 2010

shoghaken ensemble

Music from Armenia, Jordan, Syria

track. artist.  cd title.  label

adagio.  karine hovhannisyan.  classical music for armenian kanun.  trad crossroads

ajga.  dozan.  introducing dozan.  world music network

alashkerti kochari.  shoghaken ensemble.  trad dances.  armenia.  trad crossroads

at-taraqqi.  dhikr qadiri khalwati.  sufi chanting.  syria.  inedit

bukra.  yacoub.  bedouism.  calabashmusic

dag almani.  ahmad abanda.  bedouism.  calabashmusic

dizziness.  abed azrie.  somates.  elektra

hal asmar allon.  dozan.  introducing dozan.  world music network

ishkhanabar.  shoghaken ensemble.  armenia anthology.  trad crossroads

mawwal ughniya.  jamal khleif.  jordan: bedouin chants etc.  inedit

o beautiful one.  zein al jundi.  trad songs.  syria.  ARC

perde kalkti.  d gasparyan & e ogur.  fuad.  kalan

rahat al arwah.  sami shawa.  master of arabic violin.  global village

rast saz semai.  richard hagopian.  armenian music thru the ages.  smithsonian folkways

salamun min dimashq.  gaida hinnawi.  live & studio performances

sibt el dounya.  george wassouf.  kalamak ya habibi.  rotana

siyah percemlerin gonca yuzlerin.  d gasparyan & e ogur.  fuad.  kalan

taqsim on Ud.  mohammad jabban.  maqams of syria.  ARC


playlist 26 march

March 26, 2010

charcoal gypsies

Music from Egypt

artist.  track.  cd title.  label
ali hassan kuban.  al ghourba.  nubian magic.  mercator/ caroline
ali jihad racy.  sufi medley.  mystical legacies.  lyrichord
amr diab.  moush hade af.  the best of.  EMI
angham.  leih sebtaha.  rough guide to egypt.  world music network
aswan troupe folkloric arts.  nubian rhythms.  music of islam v 3 nubians.  celestial harmonies

hakim. ya’maya. talakik. mondo melodia
hamdi el-khayyat.  zahrani cut.  the doom tek project.  hollywood music
hamza el din.  the spirits.  al oud.  vanguard
hossam DMS abd al rahman.  qanun solo.  classical music of egypt.  king records
khedr.  balsam shafee.  yalla hitlist egypt.  mango island
mamdouh el gbaly.  habibi wa enaya.  music of islam v 1.  music of cairo. celestial harmonies

moddathir aboul wafa.  fi samaa al musika.  toola.  nesma
mohamed aly.  taqsim on violin.  egyptian taqasim.  nesma
musicians of the nile.  salamat.  charcoal gypsies.  real world
natacha atlas.  mish fadilak.  ayeshtem.  mantra
omme kolsoum.  min elli a’al.  the classics.  virgin
samira said.  walla eiounak.  greatest hits.  alam el phan
wagih aziz.  malnash gheir ba’ad.  naes hetta.  synopsis


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