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The Getty's 2002 Sounds of L.A. Series Features Arab Andalusian, North Indian, and African Music

Free Performances Showcase L.A.'s Rich Musical Culture

January 9, 2002

Los Angeles--Sounds of L.A., the Getty's free weekend performance series exploring Los Angeles' rich cultural geography, launches its 2002 season with an eclectic mix of Arabic, North Indian, and African music concerts. The series opens on February 2 at 8 p.m. and on February 3 at 3 p.m. with the performance of With Drops of Honey: The Music of Kan Zaman Community Ensemble. This 14-piece orchestra and 21-member chorus performs traditional, folk, and classical music from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq and the Arabian Gulf.

The series continues on February 16 at 8 p.m. with Of My Heart's Desiring: Sentiment and Improvisation in North Indian Vocal Music, featuring acclaimed vocalist Mala Ganguly performing chants and other traditional North Indian songs. On February 17 at 3 p.m. is Between Heaven and Earth: Hindustani Songs of Love and Devotion with gifted singer Veenapani Rastogi accompanied by renowned flutist Radha Prasad and others. In March, Guinean kora master Prince Diabaté presents Jaliyaa: Music from the Mandingo Empire on March 16 at 8 p.m. and March 17 at 3 p.m.

All concerts take place in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles. Performances are free, but reservations are required. Seating is general admission. Each caller may request up to four seats per reservation. Reservations are honored up to 15 minutes before show time. Parking is $5. For reservations please call 310-440-7300 or visit www.getty.edu.

SOUNDS OF L.A. SCHEDULE

Saturday, February 2, 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 3, 3 p.m.
With Drops of Honey: The Music of Kan Zaman Community Ensemble--Sounds of L.A. 2002 begins with two performances by this celebrated 14-piece orchestra and 21-member chorus in a concert of traditional, folk, and classical music from the Arab Andalusian world.

Saturday, February 16, 8 p.m.
Of My Heart's Desiring: Sentiment and Improvisation in North Indian Vocal Music--Acclaimed vocalist Mala Ganguly, accompanied by some of the area's foremost instrumentalists, illuminates the lush diversity of North Indian chants, ghazals, and thumris. Produced in collaboration with Harihar Rao and The Music Circle.
Reservations available January 28.

Sunday, February 17, 3 p.m.
Between Heaven and Earth: Hindustani Songs of Love and Devotion--The celebration of North Indian vocal music continues as gifted singer Veenapani Rastogi offers an afternoon of bhajans. Rastogi's accompanists include renowned flutist Radha Prasad. Produced in collaboration with Harihar Rao and The Music Circle.
Reservations available January 28.

Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m.

Jaliyaa: Music from the Mandingo Empire--Guinean kora master Prince Diabaté is joined by his distinguished musician cousins, Abdoulaye Diabaté on guitar and Famoro Diabaté on balafon. Together with an acoustic ensemble, the three djelis or griots perform a program of traditional and contemporary Mandé music from West Africa.
Reservations available February 22.

Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.
Te Doy Un Verso y Una Rosa: The Music of Los Cenzontles--A new generation of tradition bearers takes us on a musical journey from rural Jalisco and Michaocan to the urban centers of California. Joined by legendary master folk musician Julian Gonzalez, this San Pablo-based ensemble is directed by Grammy nominated producer Eugene Rodriguez.
Reservations available March 26.

FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE GETTY--UPCOMING PERFORMANCE


Friday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.

SILENCE is a play within a play about the power and consequences of confronting the past. Six women struggle to speak the truth about their lives--and each other--while creating a performance art piece together. Written and directed by Michael Datcher of the World Stage and featuring original music by Grammy-nominated pianist Billy Childs.
Reservations available January 28.

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