When: July 5, August 5 & September 13
Location: The Downs at Santa Fe
Music and Dance Concert
If all of the world is a stage, then bringing the world to one stage is quite a feat, and a local organization plans to do just that with its Friday, May 17th benefit headlined by artists from places as diverse as India and Guinea, West Africa. The concert will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 107 West Barcelona at 8pm. Local non-profit Golden Acorns Summer Camp, Inc. www.goldenacornscamp.org is producing this fund raiser to help underwrite scholarships for area youth, ages 5 to 11, to attend the organization's experiential summer classes in world cultural teachings including music, dance, healing arts, and sustainable practices.
The music and dance concert promises an exciting line-up of diverse performances by nationally and internationally renowned artists, including world music flutist, composer and percussionist Suzanne Teng, winner of the 2006 International Acoustic Music Awards (Instrumental Division) and the 2005 and 2001 Independent Music Awards (Best New Age Artist). She was a finalist for the 2005 Independent Music Awards (Best World Music Artist). Suzanne will be accompanied by Gilbert Levy on strings and percussion. http://www.suzanneteng.com/. Master Drummer, Soriba Fofana, and Master dancer, Alhassane Camara of MORIA, West African Dance & Drum Ensemble in New Mexico, will add excitement to the evening with traditional music and high energy drum and dance from Guinea, West Africa. These acclaimed artists teach and perform in schools, festivals and workshops in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and throughout th e US. Soriba has been teaching drumming to students at Golden Acorns for the past 3 years. http://soribafofana.com/ Acclaimed Indian dancer Kavita Nandakishore of Kerala, India, will present classical Bharatnatyam dance. Nandakishore has performed dances at the national and international level as well as at the Santa Fe Folk Art Market and the Albuquerque Folk Festival. “I believe that all classical dance forms are a living, breathing art form. I want to inculcate in every person’s mind the importance of classical dance through my performances.”
The concert will include a festive international marketplace with offerings from the performers and other vendors, all themed to the camp’s core values of living arts. General admission tickets are $25, with senior and student tickets available at $20. The marketplace festivities begin at 7:30 pm on Friday, May 17, with the concert and performances starting at 8 pm.
This benefit concert will assist Golden Acorns’ Camp to continue its mission to foster a peaceful, sustainable, and compassionate future for Northern New Mexico's next generation (children ages 5 to 11) through its six-week camp with an exciting program for 2013 to include a vibrant tour of the cultures of Ethiopia, Nigeria, New Mexico, Urban Culture, Sephardic Crypto-Jewish, and Maori. Santa Fe’s fame for converging the streams of world cultures makes the concert a must-see event. Tickets may be purchased in advance at 505.795.9079 or at the door.