Category: World Music


(March 14th, 2014)

Been a while since I was back at the Houston Rodeo. Good to be back shooting up close and on the dirt.

Keith Urban back performing for the 5th time. Houston Chronicle review: http://blog.chron.com/rodeoblog/2014/03/rodeohouston-2014-keith-urban/#21564101=0

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/20140314-Mr-Nicole-Kidman/37715889_MrbHXx

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(Feb 21st, 2014)

Nameless Sound presents Ethnic Heritage Ensemble.

Kahil El’Zabar (Chicago) – drums, percussion, kalimba, voice
Hamiet Bluiett (New York City) – baritone saxophone, clarinet
Ernest Khabeer Dawkins (Chicago) – saxophone

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/ThroughTheDoorsofMECA/Exhibitions-and-Performance/20140221-Ethnic-Heritage/37468189_c3sz9p

(Feb 7th, 2014)

The band Soul Swagger drops in for a session.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/Portraits/The-Soul-Swagger-Session/37113594_2FR8CH

(Feb 14th, 2014) Viva El Amore Concert. @ MECA . Featuring HSPVA Mariachi, Vanessa Alonzo, Cecilia Duarte, Octavio Moreno, Joseph Li and Jesus Pacheco.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/ThroughTheDoorsofMECA/Exhibitions-and-Performance/20140214-Viva-El-Amore-Concert/37105832_kjXG3f

(Feb 8th, 2014)

The Teochew Association gave a nearly complete modern performance/celebration Lions and (a rare) Dragon dance (plus martial arts) at the Hong Kong Market by Guld Freeway South.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/20140208-Lions-and-Dragon/36967571_7qrNSW

A kid attempts to wake the “napping” lion….

(Feb 9th, 2014)

Asia Society Presents! Voices of the Spirit 4 In partnership with Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Traditional Arts Program.

Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife and Traditional Arts Program celebrates sacred music traditions from Houston’s diverse faith communities with a concert entitled Voices of the Spirit. This year’s concert features Buddhist praise and chant ( Buddhist nuns of Chung Mei Temple in Stafford), a cappella gospel (The Soul Influence), and Hindustani ragas (Hindustani melodic modes by Pandit Suman Ghosh).

more images at:  http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/Voices-of-the-Spirits-4/36962028_XCT9P2

more information at : http://asiasociety.org/texas/houston-arts-alliance%E2%80%99s-folklife-traditional-arts-program-presents-voices-spirit-iv

(Nov 13th, 2013)

No, Kevin Russell and Shinyribs is not a bad band. They are very good. The even got Kinky Friendman as a special guest in attendance when performing at Under The Volcano in Houston, TX.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2013-Cantus-Diem/20131113-Shiny-Ribs/33597516_jS9DZs