World Music Journey
a benefit for Tibetan Aid ProjectFriday, September 7, 2012, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)w/ Diana Stork, Diana Rowan, Portia Diwa, Daniel Berkman, Teed Rockwell, Omkar Bhave $22.50 advance / $24.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
September 07 8:00 pm

Come to the Freight tonight and the world will come to you – in the form of music from Ireland, Ethiopia, India, and beyond. Treat yourself to enchanting harp performances, the soulful sound of the kora, and traditional Hindustani ragas – all for the benefit of an important cause, to preserve and perpetuate the endangered culture of Tibet.

Diana Stork is a Berkeley harpist of international renown who has performed for such diverse groups as the Lines Contemporary Ballet, the Maihar Orchestra of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, and the Peace Ceremony of Thich Nhat Hahn at Grace Cathedral. Harpist Diana Rowan combines exquisite classical technique with a full immersion into folk traditions as far-ranging as her native Ireland, Eastern Europe, and Persia, the original birthplace of the harp. Bay Area native Portia Diwa plays traditional Celtic, Latin, and classical music as well as her own originals on a 36-string neo-Celtic lever harp and a 26-string “Harpsicle.”

Daniel Berkman, based in San Francisco, plays guitar and kora, a 21-string West African lute, delving deeply into the traditional music of Senegal, Gambia, and Mali as well as composing his own other-worldly originals. Teed Rockwell is a professor at Sonoma State, a music critic for India Currents, and a devoted student of the Hindustani raga, which he performs on an instrument called the Touchstyle Veena, a guitar-like fretboard played by tapping the strings simultaneously with both hands. Omkar Bhave will accompany Teed on tabla.

All proceeds go to the Tibetan Aid Project’s effort to produce and distribute thousands of important books to Tibetan refugees throughout Asia, leading not only to increased literacy but also to the strengthening of Tibet’s cultural and spiritual heritage.

One string vibrates. Many hearts resonate. Please join us at the Freight for an evening of beautiful vibrations.

Diana Stork    Diana Rowan

Portia Diwa  Daniel Berkman

Teed Rockwell  Omkar Bhave

Visit Diana Stork's websiteTibetan Aid Project

Visit Diana Rowan's website

Visit Portia Diwa's website

Visit Daniel's website

Visit Teed's website

Visit the Tibetan Aid Project's website

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Diana Stork photo by Judy Houston


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