James Hoskins ‘speaks’ cello and he knows how to make his cello sing. Enjoy a mix of Balkan and Middle-Eastern tunes, original compositions which incorporate elements of world folk traditions, jazz, funk, classical, and meditative music, and improvisations based upon the environment and the library patrons in attendance!
Jon Sousa will give a one hour performance on guitar and tenor banjo, with repertoire mainly stemming from Traditional Irish music, but including some Jazz and Classical. Jon’s passion for music has taken him all over the world from the beautiful countryside of France, studying with master fingerstyle guitar player Pierre Bensusan to Senegal, West Africa, studying Sabar drumming and a lengthy sabbatical in Ireland in 2008 where he refined his skills in interpreting Irish music.
Acclaimed Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow is a virtuoso musician, a warm and accessible performer, and a world-class storyteller. His repertoire is composed of a synthesis of traditional music from the British Isles and his own original Celtic-inspired compositions. Barlow’s music transports the listener across time and space on an
imaginary journey to rustic Irish fishing villages, the misty Scottish Highlands or enchanted English forests. Enjoy the arrangements that have been described as “music to soothe the soul, warm the heart, and lift the spirit.” http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Southern Journey: Black, White and Brown Blues captures a uniquely American experience as 10 musicians and singers gather together to sing slave songs, spirituals, old time fiddle and banjo tunes, field hollers and blues. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Enjoy the thunderous music of the taiko (Japanese drum), learn about Japan’s culture and music, and play instruments at this interactive performance with Toni Yagami.
En esta espectáculo participativo con Toni Yagami, disfrutarás de la música estruendosa del tambor japonés "Taiko", aprenderás sobre la cultura y música de Japón, y podrás tocar nuevos instrumentos.
Some form of the violin/fiddle can be found in most cultures around the world. Sandra Wong takes the audience on an exploration of many of these musical worlds on nyckelharpa (the Swedish keyed fiddle) and violin/fiddle ranging from the haunting to the joyful; from the classical to the foot stomping; from the Middle-East to the Fjords of Norway, the Appalachian mountains and many places in between. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music