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"Around the World" Music Series

300 N Water Street Gallery
Suite H

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is pleased to announce the fourth season (2018-2019) of its "Around the World" Music Series, which will once again feature an array of outstanding performers from a wide variety of cultures. All performances take place at the North Water Street Gallery (located at 300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent, Ohio) and start at 8 p.m., preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring refreshments. Suggested donation for each performance is $10 (or pay what you can).

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  • Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Concert 1: Patty C & the Guys 
    (award-winning trio performing traditional Slovenian and Cleveland-style polkas, waltzes, and slow songs using both button box and piano accordions, with drum set)

  • Saturday, October 27, 2018 - Concert 2: 16th annual Día de Muertos celebration featuring Mariachi Santa Cecilia
    (4-piece mariachi band performing traditional and popular music of Mexico and beyond)
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Concert 3: Danny Lahood 
    (classical, folk, and modern music from Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria played on the oud, an 11-stringed lute that is known as the "king of instruments" in the Middle East, by a veteran musician from Cleveland's Lebanese community)
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 - Concert 4: Oleg Kruglyakov
    (a fascinating and fun-filled program of diverse Russian music for the balalaika, Russia's distinctive national instrument, played by a conservatory-trained virtuoso performer from Siberia)
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019 -Concert 5: Jarrelle Barton
    (a varied program of traditional, modern, and original music for the guzheng, an ancient Chinese zither with 16 and 21 strings, presented by a skilled and expressive performer based in Minneapolis)
     Oleh Mahlay (songs and history of the 60-string bandura, a zither-like instrument that has been called "The Soul of Ukraine")
  • Saturday, March 16, 2019 - Concert 6: Chan E. Park
    (one of the foremost exponents of pansori, a unique tradition of story-singing originating in South Korea, will present a bilingual performance of an ancient fable entitled "Song of the Water Palace")