2513 Blanding Avenue
Alameda, California 94501

Join us for a euphoric evening of eclectic, rhythmic and highly unearthly global music incorporating harps from Africa to Alameda. This holiday harp festival features Bindi Society, Daniel Berkman, performing 21st century ambient African Kora, and world-renowned Paraguaryan harp and violin virtuoso Carlos Reyes. Bindi Society's music is inspired by an array of global traditions accentuated by a deep love of ancient languages. Haunting vocals sung in Ancient Gaelic, Sanskrit, Hebrew and English accompany classically-tinged groove harp, harmonium and world percussion--including marimba and santur. Carlos Reyes will dazzle and delight, demonstrating his unique fusion of blues, rock, jazz, latin and classical styles, with members of his band "The Electrick Symphony".

Bindi Society is comprised of Tina Blaine (percussion, marimba, santur), Barbara Imhoff (harp), and Cait McWhir (vocalist/Indian harmonium). Their instruments and voices merge to produce ethereal timbres and resonant harmonic overtones. With contributions from special guest Stephen Schultz on H´┐╝mmelchen and Baroque flute.

Carlos Reyes is described as "Santana meets Gipsy Kings", Carlos bridges traditional musical genres and mesmerizes audiences with unique fusions of Blues, Rock, Jazz, Latin and Classical styles. He has toured the world, sharing the stage with Steve Miller, The Doobie Brothers, Clint Black, Chuck Mangione, Charlie Daniels, Wynona Judd, Willie Nelson, legendary slide guitarist Roy Rogers, and guitarist Peppino D'Agostino.

Daniel Berkman is a San Francisco based composer, multi-instrumentalist and innovator of the kora (a 21-stringed harp/lute from West Africa). He uses electronic devices and loop boxes to transform his kora in real time in live performance. Daniel also plays guitar, handsonic, kora and gravikord for Artemis and is a featured electronic artist on rtfm records.

Official Website: http://www.rhythmix.org/content/10events/101203.html

Added by FullCalendar on November 9, 2010

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