Duke Performances revealed the world music programming (under the category International) for the 2016/2017 season. The world music shows include sitar maestra Anoushka Shankar with a six-piece Indian classical ensemble playing an evening of Indian music in tribute to her father, Ravi Shankar.
Celebrated tabla performer Zakir Hussain will return to Duke University with fifth-generation sitar player Niladri Kumar to perform Indian classical music.
Rising world music act DakhaBrakha (Ukraine) will play their live score for Earth, a 1930 silent classic film of Soviet cinema by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko.
American dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas will perform classic bluegrass with his all-star group The Earls of Leicester. The group honors Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs of the Foggy Mountain Boys.
Zakir Hussain, tabla & Niladri Kumar, sitar
Saturday, October 8 at 20:00 (8:00 p.m.)
Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester featuring Shawn Camp, Johnny Warren, Charlie Cushman & Barry Bales
Saturday, February 18 at 20:00 (8:00 p.m.)
Home: A Tribute to Ravi Shankar
Friday, April 7 at 20:00 (8:00 p.m.)
Dovzhenko’s Earth: Film + Live Score
Friday, April 14 at 20:00 (8:00 p.m.)
Tickets and more details at http://www.dukeperformances.org
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 produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and 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. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.