05 January 2007

World Sacred Music Festival Lineup Announced

World Sacred Music Festival - OlympiaThe lineup for the 3rd annual World Sacred Music Festival has just been released, and it sounds great. If you're in the Pacific Northwest, plan a trek to Olympia on the evening of Sunday Feb. 4 for what sounds like a diverse and diverting evening of sacred tunes.

The artists include:
  • Persian ensemble Shabâvâ, whose members include Nat Hulskamp (oud, flamenco guitar), Bobak Salehi (kamancheh, setar, violin) and others. [mp3: "Lama Bada"]
  • The Gansango Trio playing West African music, featuring Etienne Cakpo (percussion), Naby Camara (balafon) and Kane Mathis (kora). [mp3: "Jii (Rain)"]
  • The Unsanctified Gospel Revival, an assembly of gospel music lovers who play everything from traditional gospel standards to gospel influenced R&B and jazz. [mp3 samples here]
The Festival is at the Minnaert Center for the Arts, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia WA -- more info, sound samples, and directions at www.olysacredmusic.org

1 comment:

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