Category: World Music


(Feb 14th, 2015)

A truly intimate affair, featuring the magnificent Theorbo played by Michael Leopold and the Baroque Harp played by Becky Baxter. Ars Lyrica Valentine’s Day concert.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2015-Cantus-Diem/20151114-Ars-Lyrica-Love/47542989_JvDjC8

(Dec 31st, 2014)

Ringing in the New year with Ars Lyrica at Hobby Center. Wonderful setting with great early music, good food, and good people.

“A festive evening of celebration and beautiful music featuring soprano Melissa Givens and mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte. Grammy nominee and plucked string expert Richard Savino curates this holiday-inspired program, which includes Spanish and Latin American Baroque classics”.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/20141231-FELICES-FIESTAS/46697323_kSzTzx 

 

 

(Nov 14th, 2014)

From Ars Lyrica notes:

The first of a season-long tribute to the great Bach dynasty, this program includes a rarely performed ode by Carl Phillipp Emanuel Bach, his younger brother Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach’s cantata Die Amerikanerin, plus patriarch Johann Sebastian Bach’s beloved “Coffee Cantata” in a new staging by Lynda McKnight. Featuring soprano Lauren Snouffer, mezzo-soprano Sarah Mesko, tenor Zachary Averyt, and baritone Mark Diamond. This program will also be given at Cornell University on October 3, 2014, as part of an international conference on the music of C. P. E. Bach.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/20141114-Bach/46400358_CbRpqb

(Oct 25th, 2014)

More than 3 chords and doing it without a tuba. Tejano giant David Lee Garza y Los Musicales at the East End Street Festival.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/20141025-David-Lee-y-Los/45267891_D9LDFJ

 

(Sept 13th, 2014)

Houston Museum of African American Culture and Nigerian-American Multicultural Center presented  “Parallels” – Devotional Music from the African Diaspora. Hosted by MECA, and performances from Journeymen For Christ and RCCG Restoration Chapel Choir. The contrast and similarities of Gospel music and an almost full African Choir should be a real visual and audio feast for any ethno-musicologist.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/ThroughTheDoorsofMECA/Exhibitions-and-Performance/20140913-Parallels/44332253_626J4V 

 

(July 21st, 2014)

Recently struck up an acquaintanceship with the folks of Yetlanezi. A 3 person (sometimes 2) orchestra. That is how big their sound is. They also play on mostly instruments they make themselves.

They let me spend some time with these seemingly humble, but high craft, instruments.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Portraits/Portrait-Series/Instruments/43105208_nhjVs4

 

(March 21st, 2014)

David Dove of Nameless Sound transforms 100 year old MECA campus into a sound scape.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/20140321-David-Dove/43007287_Km6Ls3

 

(March 22nd, 2014)

Again, discovering more “secrets” of Houston art scene. An extremely vibrant Asian American musical culture. Young, dynamic, and full of colors.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/20140322-Eastern-Echo/38011411_KfpGVN

 

(May 24th, 2014) Kipekee African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival

Kipekee African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival @ The Barn. Hosted by KoumanKe’le’ African Dance & Drum Ensemble.

Performances by
KoumanKe’le’ African Dance & Drum Ensemble (Host),
Nkiruka African Dance Company (New Orleans, Louisiana),
Kalunga N’golo Capoeira Society (Houston, Texas) & Festival Guest Artists

More images at :http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Stage/Top-Dance/20140524-Kipekee-African/41065822_b5xC9x



(Jan 22nd, 2014)

University of Houston Moores Opera House presents “The Barber of Seville”

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Stage/Opera/20140122-The-Barber-of-Seville/38235256_CChdqL