Global culture

Sat Nov 9

From the rural community of Petite Rivière Bayonnais, these musical masters showcase the enthralling percussion, dance, call-and- response singing of Haiti.

Fri Nov 15

Since 2000, the trio Genticorum has been among the innovative players bringing the French-Canadian music of Quebec to the world. Playing fiddle, guitar, and accordion with foot percussion, the group performs traditional songs with intricate three-part harmony and original tunes inspired by folk tradition.

Sat Nov 16

Avant-garde sound artist, master percussionist and composer, Tatsuya Nakatani, performs genre-defying solo works and leads local players in playing complex, harmonic compositions on Chinese wind gongs using his original bowing technique.  The Japanese concept of ma (emptiness) and the physicality of vibration are central to Nakatani’s compositions and philosophy of sound.

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