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  • [Video] CONCERT - David Hudson and Jojo “War Drummer” Mares

    David Hudson’s life reflects his love and belief in Aboriginal culture. He comes from the Ewamian (oo-rah-min)/Western Yalanji (people of the north east coast of Australia). He has travelled extensively throughout Australia and the World as a solo artist with Greek composer Yanni and world renowned dance troupe “Tjapukai”, which he co-founded. He promotes awareness of Aboriginal culture and tradition wherever he travels. His work is considered “contemporary” yet has a very definite traditional influence. Jojo “War Drummer” Mares is a Lacrosse drummer. 

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  • [Video] CONCERT - Justin Vali, Tao Ravao, and Kerri Shak

    Tao Ravao and Justin Vali have been playing together for over 25 years. They share the same love for traditional strings instruments and have performed in world music festivals in a lot of different countries. They have recorded altogether 12 CDs. Both of them are virtuosos on their own instruments, but also singers and composers. Justin Vali is a member of NY MALAGASY ORKESTRA. Tao Ravao produced 20 different artists for world music labels. Kerri Shak is a Canadian composer, collaborator, multi-instrumentalist, and performer. She works on integrated media collaborations with animators, dancers, videographers, and actors. Using her travels to gain musical inspiration, she is an active member of several Los Angeles-based world music ensembles.

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  • [Video] CONCERT - Masanga Marimba

    Masanga Marimba plays traditional and popular music from Africa and Latin America. The instruments used in this ensemble consist of 7 Zimbabwean marimbas of various sizes along with vocals, drums, percussion, saxophone and trumpet. The group is founded in 2000 and led by Dr. Ric Alviso, a Cal State Northridge ethnomusicologist, professor of World Music, and the director of the CSUN African Music Ensemble. Their music is upbeat, danceable, and family-oriented.

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  • [Video] CONCERT - RAFFI JOE WARTANIAN

    Raffi Joe Wartanian is a multiplatform storyteller passionate about social justice, creativity, and innovative institutions. During a Fulbright research fellowship in Armenia, he began his study of the oud with the late Mihran Demirchyan before continuing under oud master Ara Dinkjian in NYC. Wartanian has performed around the U.S. and abroad and is currently working on a series of oud-guitar arrangements and fingerstyle guitar compositions.

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