New York, USA – The World Music Institute opens its 20th
season with a gallery exhibit highlighting WMI’s 19-year history with
photographs by Jack Vartoogian, Linda Vartoogian and Ira Landgarten; instruments
from around the world; and interactive kiosks. The exhibit takes place at the
Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery (Plaza level) at the New York Public Library
for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza and runs from September 10 to
November 26, 2004. The music season begins at Central Park’s Summerstage
with the JP Morgan Chase New York World Festival, a collaboration with the
Center for Traditional Music & Dance which takes place on two Sundays (September
12 and 19) and is titled Coastal Sounds from the Bayou to the Caribbean.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.