Hear Alito – from Takayama, Japan

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 in #coloradoasian, Arts & Culture, International, Japan, Music, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Alito, Women’s Chorale from Takayama, Japan The Denver-Takayama Sister Cities Project is hosting a concert by Alito, a women’s choir from Takayama, Japan. The group will sing traditional and contemporary Japanese and western songs during the cultural exchange performance. Friday, August 11th, 4:30 PM Simpson United Methodist Church 6001 Wolff St., Arvada A free concert of traditional Japanese songs. Download the announcement for more information. Questions? Kaitlyn Lyle, (303) 923-6865 Saturday, August 12th, 5:00-6:30 PM First Baptist Church 1373 Grant St., Denver $20, DSCI members / $25 non-members The concert will be followed by a reception. See a YouTube video of the choir here. Learn more and purchase tickets here. Download the announcement here....

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The Power of Community

Posted on Mar 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“The Power of Community”  – Gamelan Tunas Mekar Documenting 25 years of an American gamelan Life music and dance of BALI within a Colorado urban backdrop. >> A cross-generational endeavor featuring Artist-in-Residence I Made Lasmawan and Balinese dancer Ni Ketut Marni >> Discovering how to ‘pass the torch’ to a new generation of musicians and leaders. >> See www.tunasmekar.org for the “Power of Community” campaign or Http://www.igg.me/at/gtm. The #powerofcommunity rests on the back of a turtle.  Sea turtles symbolize the foundation of the world, according to Balinese Hindus. Support for sea turtle nest protection is a growing concern in Bali.  This photo is of a Balinese instrument, the ‘ceng-ceng’, part of Denver-based #gamelan Tunas Mekar. The ‘ceng-ceng’ supports the rhythm of the orchestra with the ‘chattering’ of small cymbals–the world can be rather...

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