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Origins: Musical Migrations of Balkan Song & Dance

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 7:30pm
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 - Google Map

7:30 p.m. concert
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m: “History, Music and Language of the Balkans” with Jim Hoath, Balkan specialist

The pending secession of Crimea from the Ukraine has thrown the Balkans into the spotlight once again. The Balkans have been filled with conflict for
decades.  This concert by the Seattle Peace Chorus will capture the region’s history of striving for peace and social justice through song and dance.

The performance will feature a cantata of Balkan music and colorful dancing by the Radost Folk Ensemble; Sarajevo Haggadah, the 600-year-old Jewish
manuscript with the Passover Seder text told by Wendy Marcus, music director of Temple Beth Am; and Serge Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers;” dancing by the
Radost Folk Ensemble; A capella singing by the Dunava Balkan Women’s Chorus and KlapaDooWopella; Peter Lippman; and Ruth and Christos Govetas playing traditional Balkan instruments in their band Dromeno. Under the direction of Frederick N. West, the Seattle Peace Chorus has been “promoting peace, one song at a time” since 1983.

$20 advance; $18 seniors/students/special needs; $25 at the door.

Please call me for more information: Joyce Halldorson 324-2748. It promises to be an amazing concert.

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