The 2005 World Festival of Sacred Music in Los Angeles

Los Angeles (California), USA – The 2005 World Festival of Sacred Music-Los Angeles begins on Sept 17th with the Sacred World Benefit Concert at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Festival continues with 42 different concerts in 36 neighborhoods all across Los Angeles from major stages to intimate places of worship and culminates with Honoring the Sea on Oct 2nd on the shores of Santa Mónica beach.
The music of New Caledonia, Taiwan and Bali are celebrated in performances from
a Hindu temple in Calabasas, a Buddhist temple in Hacienda Heights and Santa
Monica beach.

The 2005 World Festival of Sacred Music-Los Angeles will be inaugurated under
the harvest moon:

Sacred World Benefit Concert
Saturday, September 17, 2005 (5pm)
UCLA Sunset Canyon Recreation Center (Outdoor Amphitheatre)
$35 General; $30 (groups of 10 or more);
$25 (students, seniors, UCLA faculty & staff)
$15 children (5-15 yrs); children under 5 free
Tickets available at: UCLA Central Ticket Office: (310) 825-2101

Featuring performances by seven international performing groups:

· Gonja Dreams, 7 outstanding musicians from Ghana, Bukina Faso, Senegal,
Cameroon, Brazil & the US

· Chirgilchin, an extraordinary ensemble of Tuvan throat singers from Siberia

· Jiri Pavlica & Hradistan Dulcimer Band, a leading Moravian folk ensemble from
the Czech Republic

· Los Folkloristas, legendary performers from Mexico City, joined by LA’s
legendary Danza Floricanto/USA

· KNUA Korean Traditional Performing Arts Troupe, Buddhist chants, Shaman
traditions, improvisational ensemble from Korea

· Cindi Alvitre and the Mankiller Drummers open the concert with a Tongva Native
American blessing

· Hun Lakorn Lek Puppet Theatre Troupe, puppeteers and mask play dancers from

For up-to-the-minute Festival info, visit

Author: World Music Central News Department

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