World City at the Music Center Invites You Discover the Rich Cultures of Central Asia with Sounds and Rhythms of Afghanistan (S.A.R.A.) and Ballet Afsaneh.
Audiences of all ages will enjoy this FREE performance and art-making workshop series that celebrates artistic traditions from around the globe.
Sounds and Rhythms of Afghanistan (S.A.R.A.) (Music, Afghanistan)
S.A.R.A. is the world’s foremost Afghan music ensemble. Featuring four virtuosos of diverse backgrounds, and incorporating elements of percussion, dance, vocal performance and poetry, S.A.R.A. presents an all-encompassing vision of one of the world’s most culturally rich and historically troubled countries.
Ballet Afsaneh (Dance, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan)
This dynamic group presents performances and activities featuring dance, poetry, and music of the Silk Road. The Ballet Afsaneh repertoire displays a wide range, from glittering lyrical fairytale to thought provoking, contemporary work.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
World City at the Music Center is presented at the W.M. Keck Foundation Children's Amphitheatre at the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue,
Los Angeles. Free tickets are distributed on Grand Avenue at 2nd Street, starting at 10:00 a.m. for the 11:00 a.m. performance and at 11:00 a.m. for the 12:30 p.m. performance.
Celebrate and discover cultures from different peoples and places—or potentially even your own—all for FREE at World City at the Music Center. The post-performance visual arts workshops, designed by Music Center Teaching Artists, give children the opportunity to explore the featured culture through unique art-making projects such as calligraphy, puppets and musical instruments.