Explore Islands of the World with the World Arts Festival in North Carolina

Carrboro (North Carolina), USA –
The ArtsCenter of Carrboro celebrates the World Arts Festival’s fifth
anniversary this fall with an exclusive island music/culture theme.

Geographic isolation often shields traditional island culture from outside
influence. Music from Cuba, on the other hand, informs modern Senegalese
recordings. From Hawaii to Ireland, Scotland and Cape Verde, the series will
highlight traditional and beautiful new sounds coming from islands around the
world.

All of the events below take place at the ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main Street,
Carrboro, NC. / 919-929-2787 or www.artscenterlive.org.
Friday, September 22, 2006 — 8:30pm
Keola And Moana Beamer (Hawaiian music and dance)
Slack Key guitarist Keola Beamer and hula dancer Moana Beamer, are coming all
the way from Hawaii as part of the 5th annual World Arts Festival. Local
Hawaiian dance troupe Aloha Makana begin the evening with a Kahiko dance.
$18, $16 ArtsCenter Friends

9th Annual Rumi Festival: HuDost! (Persian music, poetry, dance)
Friday, September 29, 8 p.m.
Join an evening of breath-taking Rumi-inspired music, whirling dervishes,
cybersufi multimedia and poetry, brought to you by the New York/Montreal based
HuDost! Ensemble. Part of The ArtsCenter’s World Arts Festival.
www.rumifest.com.
$15, $13 ArtsCenter Friends

Orquesta GarDel (Salsa)
Saturday, September 30, 8:30 p.m.
Puerto Rico, with help from Africa and Spain, gave Salsa (“sauce”) the world.
Orquesta GarDel is a Salsa “supergroup.” We’re talking tres, bass, a horn
section, violin, vocals, congos and timbales, so The ArtsCenter’s dance floor
will be open tonight! Part of the World Arts Festival’s “Island music & culture”
focus.
$12, $10 ArtsCenter Friends

Tannahill
Weavers
(Scottish music)
Saturday, October 14, 8:30 p.m.
Scotland’s traditional music ambassadors. Part of the 5th annual World Arts Festival’s
“Island music & culture” focus.
$19, $17 ArtsCenter Friends

Paddy
Keenan
with Patsy O’Brien (Irish music)
Saturday, October 28, 8:30 p.m.
Widely acknowledged as the most accomplished uilleann piper performing today,
Paddy, from County Meath, Ireland, brings his flowing, open-fingered style of
playing back to The ArtsCenter. Donal Lunny calls this former Bothy Band member
“the Jimi Hendrix of the pipes.” West End Theater. Part of the 5th annual World
Arts Festival’s “Island music & culture” focus.
$15, $13 ArtsCenter Friends

Frankie and Sean Gavin (Irish music)
Friday, November 10, 8:30 p.m.
Fiddler Frankie, of De Dannan fame, and his All Ireland Champion
accordion-playing brother are coming all the way from County Galway. Pat Sky joins on bouzouki. A traditional Irish music lover’s
dream trio. Part of the World Arts Festival’s “Island music & culture” focus.

$16, $14 ArtsCenter Friends

An Evening with Maura O’Connell: A Benefit for North Carolinians Against Gun
Violence (Irish music)
Saturday, November 18, 8 p.m.
Born and raised in County Clare, Ireland, O’Connell marries her unmistakable,
rich, flexible voice with her signature talent for finding what’s most potent in
the work of a select but broad array of genre-jumping songwriters. NCVG seeks to
make North Carolina safe from gun violence through the education of the public.
www.ncvg.org. Part of the World Arts Festival’s “Island music & culture” focus.

$27, $25 ArtsCenter Friends

Lura
Saturday, December 2, 8 p.m. (Cape Verde)
Though Cape Verde’s best-known singer is

Cesaria Evora
,
Lura and her band are
wowing WOMAD and American audiences by blending uptempo lesser-known styles,
such as batuku with American soul music. Part of the 5th annual World Arts
Festival’s “Island music & culture” focus.
$18 $16 ArtsCenter Friends

Photo: Lura.

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