Thursday, July 31, 2003
RAVEN ON TV... Public access TV station Access Monterey Peninsula has been filming and broadcasting the last two months'' Saturday morning free concerts of children''s folksinger Nancy Raven, who will be appearing again Aug. 2 at Morgan''s Coffee and Tea at 10:30am. The shows air Wednesdays at 5pm and 11pm, and Thursdays 5am and 11am on channel 24 in Carmel and Monterey, channel 51 at CSUMB.
WORLD MUSIC BRINGS HOPE... This year''s World Music Festival, scheduled for Sept. 25-28, boasts an exciting lineup of musical acts from many lands loosely grouped around the theme "Hope for the World." Opening on the 25th at Monterey''s Irvine Auditorium is Davka, a Bay Area klezmer-Middle Eastern band that will be performing an original musical score written for the 1920 German classic silent film The Golem, which will be shown simultaneously on the big screen. Friday Sept. 26, the traditional Irish band Dervish, coming in from northwest Ireland, teams with Solas, a Celtic fusion group, at Carmel''s Sunset Center. Saturday at the Monterey Conference Center is dubbed "Sahara Caravan" night, with the Mamadou Diabate Ensemble bringing in the Jeli music of Mali, and Hassan Hadmoun mixing it up with Moroccan Gnawa trance music. The festival closes Sunday at the Sunset Center with critics'' faves Stellamara, whose contemporary world music sound is drawn from Bulgarian, medieval and Middle Eastern roots, and Axiom of Choice, playing what they call Persian emigre fusion. For more details and tickets, check out www.montereyworldmusic.org.