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Polyphonia, Music of the World
February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
One event on February 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm
To celebrate the union of music and dance that is inherent in the colorful, global expression of world and ethnic performance art traditions, World Arts West is honored and excited to present its new two-weekend program, Polyphonia, Music of the World.
The February 2020 performances at the newly renovated Presidio Theatre feature memorable and diverse world class musicians from more than 10 countries, including multi-Grammy nominee, Afro-Latin musician John Santos. As producer and presenter of the renowned San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, WAW has always been a foundation of outstanding talent of both dancers and musicians. Through Polyphonia, WAW casts the spotlight on the incredible musicians who have shared the stage with dancers over the course of the 40 years of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Come and experience the resonating, international sound vibrations in a program that celebrates live music, including exciting cultural crossovers.
Sun, Feb 9, 3:00pm
Kiazi Malonga and Mbanza Kongo – Congo
Mahealani Uchiyama and Halau Ka Ua Tuahine – Polynesia
Nilan Chaudhuri and Jonathan Kay – India
TRIÓTRO: John Santos, David Flores & Christelle Durandy – US
Vinic-Kay (La Gente y el Canto) – Mexico
Sun, Feb 16, 3:00pm
African Music and Dance Ensemble – Ghana
Del Mar Flamenco – Spain
Jackeline Rago & Venezuela 360º – Venezuela
Omi Ashé – Cuba
San Francisco Awakko Ren – Japan