An Evening of Traditional Music with Award Winning Danish Duo, Gangspil

Saturday, February 22nd, 6-9pm

Sonnich Lydom (accordion, harmonica) and Kristian Bugge (fiddle) will lead an entertaining and uplifting journey through the traditions of Danish folk music. This lively duo performs old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country. The music comes from rural islands like Læsø to the metropolitan capital of Copenhagen, and their repertoire includes a few of their own compositions. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels and happy hopsas, including the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the famous Island of Fanø, as well as long-forgotten songs from all over the country. Their show is an unforgettable live experience, spiced with humor and stories from their many years on the road.

Dancing The Silk Road

with the Gulistan Dance Theater

Saturday, March 7th, 7pm

The California Multicultural Arts Institute presents Carolyn Kruegers GULISTAN DANCE THEATER in concert! Join us in the Milking Parlor at the historic OCTAGON BARN CENTER in San Luis Obispo for DANCING THE SILK ROAD. Treat yourself to this delightful showcase of rarely-seen traditional dances from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan and Iran, with stops in the legendary cities of Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva, Tashkent, Baku and Tehran. Percussionist RON WAGNER, formerly of Cirque du Soleil, will be featured on the Uzbek doira/frame drum. The concert culminates in a screening of Gulistans short fantasy film, ENCHANTED DUNE, directed by Aygul Maksutova and filmed at Oceano Dunes. A reception with light snacks will follow.

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