BD&P World Music
International music is poignant, powerful, and often delightfully unexpected in its ability to transport. This season, we take you on a world tour from France to Pakistan, to the southern USA, to Mexico, and finally, to Argentina.
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From halfway around the world, to close to home, world music is poignant, powerful, and often delightfully unexpected in its ability to transport. Chronicling the life of one of music’s greatest performers, PIAF! The Show features Anne Carrere who has been hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical heiress,” in a multi-media concert tribute. From Pakistan, The Sachal Ensemble - Song of Lahore is a perfect symbiosis of jazz and traditional Pakistani music inspired by the heartfelt documentary of same name. Needing little introduction, the Marc Cohn's Anniversary Show featuring special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform, from start to finish, the album that defined a generation; and wildly engaging cross-cultural performer Lila Downs returns to bring the house down with her soon to be released album. Finally, CHE MALAMBO blends drumming and percussive dance in a powerful, all-male Argentinian spectacular. Finally, Monsieur Perriné floods the stage with their unique Columbian gypsy-jazz style, with French influences.
With the unwavering support of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP, our World Music series engages both traditional musicians and new World Music talent to perform on stage in the Jack Singer Concert Hall. This long-standing series gives Calgarians the opportunity to travel the musical world and experience this eclectic and ever evolving art form.