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LOS ANGELES : kosovo benefit concert 4/29

ryan francesconi (rf@shoko.calarts.edu)
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 13:14:29 -0800

Hi,
As we all know, the situation in Kosovo is only getting worse.
If you are in town, please come support this event. Admission is free --
though we're asking a $10 suggested donation. All proceeds will be donated
to the International Rescue Committee to help with the refugee crisis. If
you can't donate, please still come and be there with us.

The concert and reception begins at 7pm on April 29th in the Lulu Von Hagen
Courtyard of CalArts.
This is the program :

HINDUGRASS : you could say it's a sort of fusion of "newgrass" (as opposed
to "real"
bluegrass, as bryan would point out) with traditional hindustani forms
(although not always "real" hindustani forms, as John would point out).

john heitzenrater-sarod
bryan landers-banjo
tyler grant-guitar
austin wrinkle-tabla and assorted percussiveness
evan fraser-morsing

VIC KOLER's Refugees for Refugees World Orchestra : Vic Koler (music
director for the AMAN folk ensemble) put together this group especially for
this event. They'll be doing music from the Balkans, Middle-east, Armenia
and the Americas.

John Zeretzke- Violin, electric violin, kemence & duduk
M B Gordy - Drums and percussion
Armen Chakmakian - Piano and keyboards
Vic Koler - Acoustic and electric basses

THE TOIDS : original & traditional music of the Balkans. The Toids combine
Bulgarian wedding music, Greek rembetica, Macedonian songs, and original
compositions to create a music that is both traditional, new, danceable,
and meditative.

Ryan Francesconi - Bulgarian tambura, bouzouki, vocal
Dan Cantrell - accordion, vocal
Jerry Summers - doumbek, vocal
Eric Barber - sax
Tim Frick - bass
Matt Acuff - vocal, baglama
Pilar Diaz- vocal

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DIRECTIONS TO CALARTS :

Take I5 N to Valencia.
Exit McBean Parkway. Turn Right.
The campus will be the first thing on the right.

Enter through Main Entrance.
Go straight till you reach the stairs in front of the Cafeteria.
Go down and out the glass doors at the bottom of the stairs.
The concert will be directly below you outside of the Indonesian gamelan
room.

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This concert was made possible by Ryan Francesconi,
the CalArts Diversity Committee, & Office of Student Affairs.

For additional information :

International Rescue Committee : http://www.intrescom.org

Ryan Francesconi : mailto:rf@shoko.calarts.edu

The Toids : http://shoko.calarts.edu/~rf/toids/

An excellent collection of Kosovo links : http://livingroom.org/yugo/