NSO Summer Music Institute 7/23/2016
Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute play an evening of chamber music in large string and wind ensembles.
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ministry to congregations in the Tidewater and Piedmont for more than five decades. Their
commanding, spirit-filled performances demonstrate the extraordinary depth of talent in American
Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by the Library of Congress American Folklife Center.
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Colombian Afro Caribbean Music
A group of talented young musicians from Cartagena and San Basilio de Palenque will combine their
talents to perform Colombian Afro Caribbean Music for a unique cultural exchange in Washington,
D.C. The visiting ensemble performs a fusion of orchestra accompanied by alegre, tambora,
llamador drums, maracas, guache, and marimbula. This cultural initiative by the
Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Colombian Chancellery seeks to incite intercultural dialogue,
pacific coexistence, and social inclusion for communities on the Pacific Coast of Colombia that
have been affected by violence and criminal organizations.
Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Colombia.
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Democratoz lays down hard-grooving reggae with all the ecstasy and defiance of young North Africa.
Hailing from Oran, Algeria's cultural nexus, the group digs back into the city's best-loved pop form,
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Presented in collaboration with Center Stage, a cultural diplomacy program run by the U.S. Department of State.
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Based in Charlottesville,Virginia, the Olivarez Trio, Rick Olivarez, Dave Berzonsky and Jeff Cheers, along with accordionist Matty Metcalfe create a vibrant acoustic blend of French Gypsy jazz styles mixed with eastern European folklore, waltzes, early jazz improvisations, with a sampling of everything from Classical and Baroque themes to Beatles melodies. It's a new roots music that only the Olivarez Trio can provide.