The World Sacred Music Festival is less than a month away, and tickets will be on sale soon (at Rainy Day Records, Traditions Fair Trade, or on BuyOlympia.com). They're just $20 ($15 low-income, kids under 10 free w/ adult) for the whole day of sacred music, dance, workshops, and more.
The festival takes place at SPSCC's Minnaert Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia. If you haven't seen the schedule, head on over to http://www.olysacredmusic.org -- the performances and workshops are listed there, as well as short biographies of all the performers and workshop leaders.
We're thrilled to announce the inclusion of Portland Taiko as the final concert of the evening -- a show you'll definitely want to catch! Help us get the word out about the festival by downloading one of the festival posters (at http://olysacredmusic.org/media.html) and posting it at your workplace, favorite coffee shop, or at your place of worship.
Please invite anyone you know who loves global culture, sacred music and dance, and visual art to join us at the festival on Saturday March 7.
The 5th annual World Sacred Music Festival of Olympia is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2009. It may seem a long time from now, but when planning such a huge event, the time is really short!
The committee is urgently seeking a few key volunteers. If we don’t have these positions filled by October 15, the festival probably will not occur! WILL YOU PLEASE help identify people who might be willing to fill one of these critical volunteer spots?
· Event Coordinator: Someone who will oversee the work of the various committee chairmen and keep them on track. Organizational skills and event management abilities are key.
· Funding/Sponsorship Coordinator: Someone who, with staff support from festival sponsor Interfaith Works, will seek business and community sponsors for the festival. Put your connections to work!
· Volunteer Coordinator: Schedule and arrange the training of festival volunteers. We have much of the scheduling and structure already in place, just need someone to oversee it all.
Interested persons should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-357-7224.
Lots of info about the festival may be found on the festival website, olysacredmusic.org
A devoted volunteer planning committee is already deeply engaged in recruiting performers and artists, soliciting tablers, recruiting volunteers, etc. These three volunteer, part-time positions are crucial to completing the planning group.
Since we're getting all community oriented with our senses (see the earlier "What's That Smell" post), does anyone know what that sound is? I mean, that sound that is resonating from somewhere downtown and is loud enough to be heard all over the lower Westside, if not beyond.
It sounds like one of those flexible tubes you can swing over your head, that make 3 tones or so, changing with the speed it's swung at. Don't know the name of those instruments, but I hope you know what I mean.
I've heard this sound on and off for a few weeks, in various locations on the Westside and on the west side of downtown. Anyone know what it is?
Just a quick heads up that I'll be talking with Palestinian singer Reem Kelani in the first hour of Spin The Globe tomorrow morning (Friday May 16). The rest of Spin The Globe will feature music from Buddhist lands, and the usual assortment of global grooves.
Listen in at KAOS 89.3 FM or listen online
Palestinian singer, musician and broadcaster Reem Kelani is in the Northwest as part of the , and performs this evening as part of the Global Divas show, as well as Friday morning and Saturday afternoon shows.
Kelani released her debut album “Sprinting Gazelle – Palestinian Songs from the Motherland and the Diaspora” (Fuse Records) in February 2006 to critical acclaim. Representing the culmination of twenty years’ work, which included research in Palestine, in Palestinian refugee camps and the Palestinian Diaspora into old traditional songs, Sprinting Gazelle is a fully independent production.