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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: July 2011

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[July 31, 2011]

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Some of the city’s uniquely talented young voices showcase their distinctive style of high-energy gospel performances.

Featured Artist(s): WPAS Children of the Gospel Choir

[July 30, 2011]

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How many musical artists today can sing and song write in three languages -- fluently, have four-octave ranges, are expert pianists, and dedicate their lives to serving the world through music? He sings with the tenderness of a soul crooner, and in the same breath, with incredible agility and freedom. Kenny Wesley is the young new face of contemporary and jazz music.

Featured Artist(s): Kenny Wesley

[July 29, 2011]

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Under the direction of Mr. Joe Bongiovi, the orchestra is comprised of some of the best high school and college jazz musicians in the Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey regions.

Featured Artist(s): Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra

[July 28, 2011]

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The singer-songwriter, winner of “Album of the Year” and “Best Female Artist” at the 2009 South African Music Awards, uses a mixture of soul, funk, ragga, Latin, jazz, urban, and traditional African sounds.

Featured Artist(s): Lira

[July 27, 2011]

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This concert of innovative Chinese ensemble music features Yao on the zheng (a plucked zither) joined by Wang Guowei on the erhu (a two-stringed fiddle) and Yihan Chen playing the pipa (a pear-shaped lute). Part of Homegrown: The Music of America series.

Featured Artist(s): Ann Yao Trio

[July 26, 2011]

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Named Americana Artist of the Year at the 2010 Boston Music Awards, the group fuses traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock.



Featured Artist(s): David Wax Museum

[July 25, 2011]

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The popular 12-member group directed by Cuban flutist and composer Orlando Valle plays jazzy improvisations to the most danceable elements of Caribbean and popular Cuban music.

Featured Artist(s): Maraca

[July 24, 2011]

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Elizabeth Schulze conducts students ages 15–20. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

[July 23, 2011]

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Known as “The Lion of Zimbabwe” for his immense popularity and for the political influence he wields through his music, Thomas Mapfumo and his band are known for both creating and popularizing Chimurenga ("struggle") music.

Featured Artist(s): Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited

[July 22, 2011]

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With a unique sound influenced by its members’ various musical backgrounds, the Egyptian band’s alternative Egyptian music mixes rock, jazz, and blues with some Oriental music.

Featured Artist(s): Massar Egbari

[July 21, 2011]

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Grammy-nominated progressive hip hop artist Christylez Bacon and BloomBars in Columbia Heights invites the audience to a unique listening experience and tea party, an intimate celebration of music.

Featured Artist(s): Christon "Christylez" Bacon

[July 20, 2011]

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Haghighi, known around the world for his unusual speed on the santour (Persian hammered dulcimer) is accompanied by Moshref-Zadeh on the tombak (Persian drum). Part of Homegrown: The Music of America series.

Featured Artist(s): Kiu Haghighi

[July 19, 2011]

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Students from this summer program for pre-professional musicians play classical works.

Featured Artist(s): Eastern Music Festival Piano Program

[July 18, 2011]

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Accomplished drummer and vibraphonist Chuck Redd joins forces with bassist Nicki Parrott and renowned jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, whose legendary career has spanned more than six decades.

Featured Artist(s): Bucky Pizzarelli

[July 17, 2011]

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Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 16, 2011]

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Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 15, 2011]

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Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 14, 2011]

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Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 13, 2011]

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An evening of solo Russian guitar music.

Featured Artist(s): Vladimir Fridman

[July 12, 2011]

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A musical jam with African hip hop artists Maimouna Youssef, Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, acclaimed indie MC Tabi Bonney, and a 5 p.m. warm-up class with special guest dancer Rujeko Dumbutshena from Broadway’s Fela! Co-presented with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Featured Artist(s): Hip Hop Theater Festival

[July 11, 2011]

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Soloists from the orchestra of students ages 15–20 play.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 10, 2011]

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Elizabeth Schulze conducts students ages 15–20.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

[July 9, 2011]

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Singers and performers fresh from the WNO's Opera Institute, an inspiring three-week summer program instructed at American University, display their unique talents.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Institute for Young Singers

[July 8, 2011]

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The 2011 Teen Arts Performance (TAP) program is a year-round training program and summer residential camp; this year the overnight camp was a 4 day visual and performance program hosted at Howard University. This performance featured saxophonist Mike Burton, violinists Chelsey Green and Juliette Jones. Tony Small is the founding and Artistic Director.

Featured Artist(s): Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

[July 7, 2011]

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This all-star, multi-generational ensemble from Central America explores the more soulful side of Garifuna music, such as paranda, dügü, punta, and gunjei rhythms. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Rhythm and Blues: Tell It Like It Is, The Peace Corps, and Colombia: The Nature of Culture.

Featured Artist(s): The Garifuna Collective

[July 6, 2011]

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The trombonist—who has collaborated with such giants as Tina Turner, James Brown, and Ray Charlesbrings his jazz-funk band. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Rhythm and Blues: Tell It Like It Is, The Peace Corps, and Colombia: The Nature of Culture.

Featured Artist(s): Fred Wesley and The New JB’s

[July 5, 2011]

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A Colombian folk/roots woodwinds, brass, and percussion band. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Rhythm and Blues: Tell It Like It Is, The Peace Corps, and Colombia: The Nature of Culture.

Featured Artist(s): La Contundencia Chirimía

[July 4, 2011]

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An evening celebrating voices of America, these two choirs will perform a diverse repertoire ranging from popular favorites to classical works.

Featured Artist(s): Buffalo Choral Arts Society

[July 3, 2011]

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These groups specialize in Joropo music, often featuring a harp, bandola, and cuatro. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Rhythm and Blues: Tell It Like It Is, The Peace Corps, and Colombia: The Nature of Culture.

Featured Artist(s): Aires del Campo

[July 2, 2011]

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Traditional dance from Botswana. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Rhythm and Blues: Tell It Like It Is, The Peace Corps, and Colombia: The Nature of Culture.

Featured Artist(s): Naro Giraffe Dance Group

[July 1, 2011]

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Named for the famous Stax Records, the Memphis, TN organization uses R&B music as a tool to mentor young people. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Rhythm and Blues: Tell It Like It Is, The Peace Corps, and Colombia: The Nature of Culture.

Featured Artist(s): Stax Music Academy

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