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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: September 2010

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[September 30, 2010]

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Members of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet perform Pas d ‘Action from Divertimento No. 15, Meditation, pas de deux from Agon, and Tzigane.

Featured Artist(s): The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

[September 29, 2010]

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Created and produced by Jean Paul Straus and Veronica Görbitz, the group is a fusion of traditional Peruvian music with bossa nova, Cuban son, flamenco, jazz, and rumba.

Featured Artist(s): Vibra Perú

[September 28, 2010]

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The Michigan trio—Micah Middaugh, Andréa Moreno-Beals, and Trevor Hobbs—floats between pop, folk, and country, combining whimsy and melancholy in the same breath.

Featured Artist(s): Breathe Owl Breathe

[September 27, 2010]

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The award-winning 26-year-old French-Iranian pianist has performed at venues and festivals throughout Europe and North America. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France.

Featured Artist(s): Nima Sarkechik

[September 26, 2010]

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Locos Por Juana (aka Latin Urban Orchestra), coined Miami's Best Latin Alternative band, plays a combination of cumbia, reggae, rock and myriad other worldly influences. Part of Celebrate Mexico 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Locos Por Juana

[September 25, 2010]

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Blending rhythms of jazz, hip hop, break beats, and cumbia, Troker breaks the mold of Mexican pop culture with their eclectic genre mix. Part of Celebrate Mexico 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Troker

[September 24, 2010]

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Papago Warrior (aka P-Dub) plays their brand of waila music—the traditional social dance music of the Tohono O'dham Native Americans of southern Arizona that is a hybrid of popular European polka and waltzes with a variety of Mexican influences. Part of Celebrate Mexico 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Papago Warrior

[September 23, 2010]

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The DC ensemble, which performs exclusively with turntables as their instruments, premieres a new work for 20 turntables playing locked groove vinyl records, creating a sound that is both minimal, pulse-like, and hypnotic.

Featured Artist(s): STYLUS

[September 22, 2010]

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A pioneer of contemporary percussion, he plays on a set of more than 200 instruments, with electronics, computer sequencing, and digital sampling, bringing listeners on a new sonic adventure in jazz, world, and avant-garde music.

Featured Artist(s): Andrea Centazzo

[September 21, 2010]

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Nominated “Best Latin Duo/Group 2009” by the Washington Area Music Association, the band mixes rhythms of cumbia, reggae, rock, and ska with songs in English, Spanish, and Spanglish. Part of Celebrate Mexico 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Nayas

[September 20, 2010]

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A 2010 NEA Heritage Award winner and five-time Texas State Champion fiddler continues to teach a new generation of Texas fiddlers through classes and workshops.

Featured Artist(s): Jim “Texas Shorty” Chancellor

[September 19, 2010]

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Singer, songwriter, and producer Brandon Camphor leads the DC area Christian band OneWay—singers Angela Jones, Jayna Cullens, and Fred Cleveland and musicians Joshua Davies (keys), Jerome Baylor (drums), Myron Mollon (guitar), and Larry Mack (bass).

Featured Artist(s): Brandon Camphor & OneWay

[September 18, 2010]

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Paté de Fuá fuses jazz, tango, and classical music with their eclectic instrumentation of accordion, bandoneon, banjo, trumpet, cabrófono, guitar, dobro, bass, drums, and vocals. Part of Celebrate Mexico 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Paté de Fuá

[September 17, 2010]

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The ensemble was created in 2008 by Mexican producer Roberto A. Mendoza (a.k.a. Panoptica), former front man for electro-industrial band Artefakto and the electronica-fusion project Nortec Collective. Part of Celebrate Mexico 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Nortec Panoptica Orchestra

[September 16, 2010]

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Accordionist and singer/songwriter Rana Santacruz, whose music has been called "Mexican Bluegrass" or "Irish Mariachi," mixes the sounds of Ireland, Appalachia, New Orleans, and Mexico. Part of Celebrate Mexico 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Rana Santacruz

[September 15, 2010]

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Celebrated culture-mashers Ozomatli headline Fiesta Mexicana with an energetic performance outside on the Kennedy Center's South Plaza. Part of Celebrate Mexico 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Ozomatli

[September 15, 2010]

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Celebrate the Bicentennial of Mexico’s Independence with a Fiesta Mexicana featuring the civic ceremony of El Grito (8-8:30) and performances by Tlen Huicani and Trio Tlayoltiyane (6-7), Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad Veracruzana (7-8), and Mariachi Los Amigos with José Ortega and Jesus Hernandez (8:30-9). Part of Celebrate Mexico 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Tlen Huicani

[September 14, 2010]

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The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs present an ensemble of Department of State visiting roots musicians in an evening of jazz, folk, and world music.

Featured Artist(s): Roots Music Ambassadors

[September 13, 2010]

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The versatile musicians of Tlen Huicani, one of the most faithful interpreters of the traditional folk music of Veracruz and much of Latin America, play pre-Hispanic dances to son jarocho to mariachi music and more. Part of Celebrate Mexico 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Tlen Huicani

[September 12, 2010]

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Under the direction of Miguel Vélez, Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad Veracruzana vividly expresses the traditions and folklore of its people through music, songs, and dances. Part of Celebrate Mexico 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad Veracruzana

[September 11, 2010]

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One of Mexico's most famous "divas," Eugenia León's recording career is prolific, including 24 solo records spanning three decades. With a repertoire that pairs contemporary composers with traditional music of Latin America and Mexico, she regularly packs top venues in Mexico, fulfilling her fans' expectations of quality songs, passionately delivered. Part of Celebrate Mexico 2010 and the 26th Annual Open House Arts Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Eugenia León

[September 10, 2010]

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The group, comprised of Henrique Lima Santos Filho, aka Reco do Bandolin, Henrique Neto, Rafael dos Anjos, Marcio Marinho, and Valério Xavier, plays contemporary versions of choro classics as well as original compositions. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil in celebration of choro, popularly called chorinho.

Featured Artist(s): Choro Livre

[September 9, 2010]

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Choro Trio, made up of bandolin player Luis Barcelos, guitarist Caio Marcio dos Santos, and drummer and percussionist Carlos Cesar Motta, mixes choro music with jazz, flamenco, and funk. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil in celebration of choro, popularly called chorinho.

Featured Artist(s): Choro Trio

[September 8, 2010]

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Created in 1992, the orchestra has represented the University of Panama at prominent events in venues around the world. Presented in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Panama to the Organization of  American States.

Featured Artist(s): Orquesta de Camara de Universidad de Panama

[September 7, 2010]

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The 16-year-old Italian jazz drummer leads his ensemble in original tunes and swinging standards. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy.

Featured Artist(s): Gianluca Pellerito Quartet

[September 6, 2010]

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Works by composers in Signature’s American Musical Voices Project: Matt Conner, Adam Gwon, Marisa Michelson, Chris Miller, and Scott Davenport Richards. Part of the 9th Annual Page-to-Stage.

Featured Artist(s): Signature Theatre

[September 5, 2010]

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U.G.L.Y., a new musical by Darius Smith, redefines what it means to come of age. It explores the lives of young people in Beulah, Alabama, as they journey from middle school to high school with a score of neo-soul meets R&B meets jazz and traditional musical comedy for further texture and depth. Part of the 9th Annual Page-to-Stage.

Featured Artist(s): Howard University Theatre Department

[September 4, 2010]

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DC’s Commedia dell' Arte theater company presents a new creation. Part of the 9th Annual Page-to-Stage.

Featured Artist(s): Faction of Fools Theatre Company, Inc.

[September 3, 2010]

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Considered one of the greatest bandolin players of Brazil, Ronaldo performs with guitarist Rogério Souza Silva, accordion player Jose Mauricio Barretto Parreiras Horta, and percussionist João Souza Hermeto. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil in celebration of choro, popularly called chorinho.

Featured Artist(s): Ronaldo Souza Silva

[September 2, 2010]

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The Brazilian guitarist, composer, and arranger plays choro and samba with accordion player Jose Mauricio Barretto Parreiras Horta and percussionist João Souza Hermeto. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil in celebration of choro, popularly called chorinho.

Featured Artist(s): Rogério Souza Silva

[September 1, 2010]

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The Czech pianist has received numerous prizes for solo piano, piano four-hands, and chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): Iva Bartosova

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