Talks with World Music Artists – via WMI PLUS At Home

Musican Smiling: Tibetan singer, Techung

Music from around the world comes to you from World Music Institute, a not-for-profit, founded in 1985, and “committed to presenting the finest in traditional and contemporary music and dance from around the world with the goal of inspiring wonder for world cultures through music and dance.”

Held every other Thursday, WMI PLUS At Home offers talks with artists, led by fellow musicians, journalists, scholars, radio hosts, DJs and ethnomusicologists, that take a deeper dive into their musical traditions and instruments. (WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are free of charge, but you must register to reserve your space.)

The next two performers are:

Techung: Music of Tibet

“Techung is a Tibetan singer, songwriter, and performer who grew up in exile in Dharamsala, India. He will showcase traditional Tibetan music and instruments, and discuss the crucial work of preserving and archiving the endangered music of Tibet. He will be joined by Tim McHenry, Chief Programmatic Officer of the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session in which Techung will take questions from attendees.”

(Thursday, July 23, 2020 – 6 PM ET)

Colombian Harpist Edmar Castañeda with Ethnomusicologist Jay Loomis

“Charismatic Colombian harpist, Edmar Castañeda will play music and talk with ethnomusicologist Jay Loomis about his musical journey of bringing Colombian and Venezuelan harp music to the world’s stage, as well as his collaborations with other musicians from genres such as jazz and classical. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.”

(Thursday, August 6, 2020 – 6 PM ET)

Smiling Musician with Large Blue Harp: Colombian harpist, Edmar Castañeda
Colombian harpist, Edmar Castañeda

Their past events, including, Music of Turkey, Music of Mali, Indian Classical Music, Arabic and Flamenco Music, and Kathak Dance, can be viewed on the WMI PLUS At Home. They also have Spotify playlists!