First Annual Youth for Youth World Music & Arts Fest

San Francisco
(California), USA – Door Dog Music Productions has announced the first
annual Youth for Youth World Music & Arts Fest, a three-part professional concert series
where youth artists ages 5-17 from around the San Francisco Bay Area perform for and share
their musical heritage with young audiences and their families in San Francisco.

The Youth for Youth World Music & Arts Fest is an annual professional youth
concert series produced by Door Dog Music Productions that integrates young
artists ages 5-17 into a larger cross-cultural community of world music masters
and youth audiences. By bringing together multi-generations of artists and
families, the Youth for Youth World Music & Arts Fest provides a professional
performing arena for young people to experience cultural awareness through
traditional music, while building tolerance and respect for different cultures
and peoples of the world, as well as the pluralistic social perspectives
necessary to work across cultural differences.

Kicking off with the Youth
World Music Festival on April 30, 2006 and followed
by “A Journey to China” Chinese Youth Arts Festival on May 28, 2006, both to be
held at Fort Mason Center’s Cowell Theater, the youth fest culminates in the
annual Youth World Music Showcase in October at the Asian Art Museum as part of
the critically acclaimed San Francisco World Music Festival coming this October
2006. The Cowell Theater is located at Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard at Buchanan Street, San Francisco.

The
Youth World Music Festival features San Francisco Bay Area’s young people, ages 5-17,
students of world music master share their musical heritage in an afternoon
performance showcase. Youth musicians present their own traditions and also work
together with youth artists of other cultures to perform new music. The artist
scheduled to perform are Nejad World Music Center Youth Orchestra and Drum Circle, playing traditional music from Iran; Indian youth singer Gaayatri Kaundinya from
the Ali Akbar School of Music; Chinese Arts & Music Center Youth Orchestra
highlighting the music of China; the Kurdish Youth Chorus chanting music and
poetry and much more.

“A Journey to China” Chinese Youth Arts Festival features the music and
performing arts students from Alice Fong Yu Alternative School in San Francisco
performing Chinese music, percussion, dance, brush painting, martial arts, lion
dancing, and more! Combining direct documentary film footage shot by this year’s
8th Graders’ visit to China with special sets and lighting design, master
Chinese artists from different disciplines work together with these young
artists to create a highly original multi-dimensional stage performance.

The
Youth World Music Showcase occurs each October at the Asian Art Museum,
where world music youth performers perform and interact with an even larger
community of world music masters and family audiences within the context of the
high profile San Francisco World Music Festival.

All three youth concert productions utilize composers, stage designers, lighting
designers, and master artists from different disciplines working together with
youth from different cultures to create new music, while incorporating all the
represented traditions. Youth musicians present their own traditional music and
also work with youth artists of other disciplines to perform new works.

The
Youth for Youth World Music & Arts Fest 2006 is produced by
Door Dog Music Productions in association with the Alice
Fong Yu Alternative School, the Asian Art Museum, and the Fort Mason Foundation.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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