When: July 5, August 5 & September 13
Location: The Downs at Santa Fe
Featuring Gilbert Levy
General Admission: $10-20 sliding scale
Ethereal and Ecstatic World Music Concert!
Travel the World and Beyond with SUZANNE TENG & MYSTIC JOURNEY (featuring Gilbert Levy)
Multi award-winning contemporary world music band Suzanne Teng & Mystic Journey (featuring Gilbert Levy) will be performing three shows in Santa Fe: Friday, July 12th at The Railyard Performance Center, 1611 Paseo de Peralta at 7:30pm (tickets $10-20 sliding scale at the door); Saturday, July 13th at the Santa Fe Bandstand, on the Plaza at 6pm (FREE) and on Sunday, July 14th at Center for Spiritual Living at 7pm, 505 Camino de Los Marquez at 3pm (tickets $10-20 sliding scale at the door). For complete event information call the Mystic Journey hotline at (310)859-5846 or visit www.suzanneteng.com
Based in Los Angeles for many years, band leaders Teng and Levy have relocated to Santa Fe and, with their LA based band mates, had their debut Santa Fe performance as part of the the 2012 Bandstand series who summarized their performance as "nothing short of stunning."
Named a HOT 100 (top bands of Los Angeles) by Music Connection Magazine, this unique instrumental ensemble performs nationally and internationally and has won numerous awards such as the Independent Music Awards (twice), International Acoustic Music Awards and the Los Angeles Music Awards.
Performing on an array of wind, string and percussion instruments from around the world (Chinese dizi, Egyptian reed flutes, Turkish and Egyptian lutes, Indian fiddle to name a few), this dynamic instrumental ensemble takes their audiences on a journey around the world and beyond with original compositions that are "serene and sensual" (BILLBOARD MAGAZINE) as well as energetic and ecstatic. Their family-friendly shows are a celebration of unity through diversity, appealing to people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Dance to a Middle Eastern belly dance rhythm, relax to a Chinese flute meditation, or grab a partner and sway to the gypsy melodies... their contemporary world music is a fusion of ancient and modern that is fun, entertaining, as well as educational and healing.
Known for the calming effect of their music, the pharmaceutical company Genentech chose Suzanne Teng & Mystic Journey to create a CD that was distributed to over 50,000 cancer patients to aid in their healing. They have been featured five times as headlining performers at the World Festival of Sacred Music which was initiated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and their music can be heard on numerous film, television and video game soundtracks.
"Suzanne Teng plays music for the soul." Los Angeles Times
"Highly recommended, a CRITIC'S CHOICE." Billboard Magazine
For more information, please visit the website.