Monday, August 17, 2015

World Folk Music

World Music

 World music is a musical category encompassing many different styles of music from around the world, including traditional music, neotraditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition intermingle.

The term was coined in the early 1960’s and finally took hold in the music industry in the 1980s. Versions of it include worldbeat and ethnic fusion. What’s most interesting is that the styles come together through their commonality, their roots, so to speak.

It’s always fun and interesting to hear the results.

Locally, here in Sonoma County we’ve got an opportunity to check out to world music concerts through the Sonoma County Public Library. The concerts, performed by Ancient-Future are designed to introduce the audience to musical concepts from world music such as Indian raga and tala.
These hour long performances feature world class musicians Matthew Montfort and Vishal Nagar.

Saturday, August 22, 11:30 AM
Central Santa Rosa Library
211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Free. Info. Facebook Event
Saturday, August 22, 2:30 PM
Petaluma Regional Library
100 Fairgrounds Dr.
Petaluma, CA 94952
Free. Info.  Facebook Event 


Photo of Matthew Montfort and Vishal Nagar by Michael Braden

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