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Wednesday, Oct 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Until 12:00 AM Jewels Of India' Exhibit
10:30 AM Exhibition: Four Treasures Of The Chinese Study
12:00 PM Taste of Asia and the Pacific
6:00 PM Music: Gilbert Castellanos
8:00 PM Music: Cafe Tacvba
Thursday, Oct 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Exhibition: Four Treasures Of The Chinese Study
11:00 AM Without Walls Festival: The Quiet Volume
6:00 PM Film: Maquilapolis
6:00 PM La Mancha Awards
6:00 PM Documentary: Labor Issues And The Border
7:00 PM Dance: 4x4 Tj Night
7:30 PM Stage: Waking La Llorona
7:30 PM Stage: Father Comes Home From The Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3
8:00 PM Film: Charade
8:00 PM Film: Sara & Ayda
Friday, Oct 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Exhibition: Four Treasures Of The Chinese Study
11:00 AM Without Walls Festival: The Quiet Volume
5:00 PM Without Walls Festival: Oslo
5:00 PM Without Walls Festival: Among Us
6:00 PM Salsa Under the Stars
6:00 PM Dance: 4x4 Tj Night
7:30 PM Music: Sacra/Profana, Building Bridges Between Cultures
7:30 PM Stage: Waking La Llorona
8:00 PM Stage: Princess Diana
8:00 PM Stage: Father Comes Home From The Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3
8:00 PM Film: Charade
9:00 PM Music: Yeni Türkü
Saturday, Oct 21
All Day Without Walls Festival: Among Us
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Border Field State Park: The Human Side
10:00 AM Book Discussion: The Sandcastle Girls
10:00 AM Performance: Running Grunion
10:30 AM Exhibition: Four Treasures Of The Chinese Study
11:00 AM Festival: Filipino American Arts & Cultural Festival
11:00 AM Global Goals Local Leaders' Luncheon
11:00 AM Without Walls Festival: The Quiet Volume
12:00 PM Dia de los Muertos Celebration
12:00 PM Armenian October Fest
12:00 PM Art: Latin America The Perez Simon Collection
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Turkey
2:00 PM Book Signing: The Dancing Girl And The Turtle
3:00 PM Book Discussion: Sandcastle Girls
3:00 PM Stage: Father Comes Home From The Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3
4:00 PM Dia de los Muertos Celebration & Mexico Aid Fundraiser
4:00 PM Without Walls Festival: Oslo
4:00 PM Diwali Celebration
5:00 PM Stage: Waking La Llorona
6:00 PM Bulls of Sant’Agata Charge Little Italy
7:00 PM Music: Las Migas
7:00 PM Music: Hugo Wolf's Italian Songbook
7:00 PM Antaram - a Collage of Classical Indian Dances
7:30 PM Music: Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook
7:30 PM Music: Acis And Galatea
7:30 PM Music: Sacra/Profana, Building Bridges Between Cultures
8:00 PM Music: Andre Rieu
8:00 PM Film: Charade
8:00 PM Stage: Princess Diana
8:00 PM Stage: Father Comes Home From The Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3
Sunday, Oct 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Without Walls Festival: Among Us
12:00 PM North Park Day of the Dead Festival
12:00 PM Exhibition: Four Treasures Of The Chinese Study
12:00 PM Armenian October Fest
1:00 PM Without Walls Festival: The Quiet Volume
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Austria
2:00 PM Stage: Princess Diana
2:00 PM Stage: Pirates of Penzance
4:00 PM Without Walls Festival: Oslo
5:00 PM Odissi Dance School Student Recital
5:00 PM Stage: Waking La Llorona
5:30 PM Book Signing: Call To Baja
7:30 PM Music: Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull
7:30 PM Music: Carla Morrison
Monday, Oct 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Ukulele Classes
12:00 PM Music: Javid & Naoko
6:00 PM Herring and Lamprey: Fish and Social Status in Medieval Dining
Tuesday, Oct 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Cambodia Lost Rock & Roll
6:30 PM Book Discusion: The Sandcastle Girls
7:30 PM Stage: Swan Lake by the Russian Gand Ballet
7:30 PM Art: German Art of the 20th Century
9:00 PM Music: Clachan Boys
Wednesday, Oct 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Exhibition: Four Treasures Of The Chinese Study
5:30 PM Kain-Na: A Filipino Collaboration Diner
5:30 PM Kain-Na: A Filipino Collaboration Dinner At Jsix
6:00 PM Peace Officers, Peace Makers and the Power of Partnership
6:00 PM Book Discussion: The Sandcastle Girls
6:30 PM Book Discussion: The Sandcastle Girls
7:30 PM Stage: Swan Lake by the Russian Gand Ballet
7:30 PM Stage: Swan Lake by the Russian Gand Ballet
Thursday, Oct 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Book Discussion: The Sandcastle Girls
10:30 AM Exhibition: Four Treasures Of The Chinese Study
4:00 PM Book Discussion: The Sandcastle Girls
6:30 PM Discussion: My Family's Slave, Lola's Story
Friday, Oct 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Exhibition: Four Treasures Of The Chinese Study
8:00 PM Stage: Princess Diana
Saturday, Oct 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 AM Dia De Los Muertos Celebation At Old Town
10:30 AM Exhibition: Four Treasures Of The Chinese Study
2:00 PM Executive Order 9066: Japanese American Incarceration
2:00 PM San Diego Arab Film Festival
5:00 PM Art show: Dia De Los Muertos
7:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos After Dark
8:00 PM Music: Como La Flor Band
8:00 PM SD Symphony: Ratatouille
8:00 PM Stage: Princess Diana
Sunday, Oct 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 AM Dia De Los Muertos Celebation At Old Town
10:00 AM Dia De Los Muertos: San Luis Rey
12:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos: Mission Hills Methodist Church
2:00 PM Lawn Program: House of Scotland
2:00 PM Book Signing: A Paris All Your Own
2:00 PM Muslim Community Center Open House
2:00 PM Parisian Author Panel
2:00 PM Stage: Princess Diana
2:00 PM San Diego Arab Film Festival
4:00 PM Music: Japanese Chorus Kaguya
5:00 PM Music: Clachan Boys
7:30 PM Music: Keali'i Reichel
7:30 PM Music: Keali'i Reichel
Monday, Oct 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Oct 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Belvedere
7:00 PM Stage: Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake
7:30 PM German Art of the 20th Century
9:00 PM Music: Clachan Boys
Spotlight: The Center for World Music
The Center for World Music is a unique nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster awareness and understanding of the world's diverse performing arts and cultures through public performances and teaching. Its primary purpose is to draw public attention to the diversity of the world's performing arts traditions: Asian, African, European, Latin American, and American.


Instruments for the Musicàntica group
Instruments for the Musicàntica group

The Center for World Music is a unique nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster awareness and understanding of the world's diverse performing arts and cultures through public performances and teaching. Its primary purpose is to draw public attention to the diversity of the world's performing arts traditions: Asian, African, European, Latin American, and American. Thus, the Center's philosophy is to promote cross-cultural understanding through appreciation of the performing arts, and to their significance to the diverse traditions of the world. More specifically, the four main goals of the Center for World Music are (1) to encourage public appreciation in of the varied cultural expressions of the world through the performing arts, (2) to provide opportunities that promote understanding of the world's diverse cultures through their performing arts traditions of music and dance, (3) to promote the diverse multicultural assets of the San Diego region, and (4) to encourage appreciation and understanding of the world's culturally diverse performing arts traditions through direct experiences in different countries and cultures around the globe.

The mission, purpose, philosophy, and goals of the Center for World Music are implemented by means of four San Diego and international high-quality programs: a Concert Series Program of more than 20 concerts a year, a World Music in the Schools Program (with 14 native and native-trained artist-teachers in residence), a Special Events Program (e.g., festivals, home concerts, workshops, etc.), and a Cultural Tours Abroad Program (with music and dance workshops and performing arts tours in Bali, India, China, Istanbul, Peru, Mexico, and Ghana).

The Center for World Music was created by Samuel H. Scripps and his wife Luise in 1963 as the American Society for Eastern Arts, with an initial mission of introducing the Asian performing arts to the American public. The Society soon broadened its scope and appointed Dr. Robert E. Brown as Executive Director in 1973, when it was reborn in Berkeley, California as the Center for World Music. Activities at that time included 40 artists in residence from Asia and Africa, year-round teaching at a Berkeley facility, and a successful Indonesian Music in the Schools program (funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts) in Berkeley, San Jose, and Oakland. At its height, the Center administered its activities with an annual budget in excess of $500,000.

West African Drumming Class
West African Drumming Class
In 1979 the Center moved permanently to San Diego, where it continued to foster world music appreciation and performance through association with local universities and colleges, and expanded its outreach through projects developed with the local Hmong, Filipino, Indian, and Chicano communities. Based on its successful school programs, the Center for World Music has continued to sponsor artists in support of world music for children through artist sponsorships, including an extensive World Music in the Schools Program begun in San Diego since 1999. At the Museum School, for example, students studied Indonesian gamelan music, ethnic dance, instrument building, and Japanese shakuhachi flute via a rigorous curriculum, delivered by four artists in residence. During the 2009-2010 school year, the Center served 2,210 students at 9 schools with long-term weekly classes (13-28 weeks) and provided an additional 3,240 students at these 9 schools with school-wide assembly performances by the Center's artist-teachers, reaching a total of 5,450 students. During 2010 the Center also continued to coordinate with the Visual and Performing Arts Department of the San Diego Unified School District to facilitate the implementation of the Center's World Music in the Schools opportunities. In addition, four community programs served 105 community members with long-term weekly classes (26-45 weeks), while an additional 2,600 community members attended public performances by these groups. During the Fall semester of 2010, the Center for World Music and the School of Music and Dance at San Diego State University established a new partnership that promises to ensure the vigor of the World Music Program at SDSU, a distinguished program that was established with the assistance of the Center for World Music in 1980. The Center's cadre of 14 artist-teachers are currently teaching weekly music and dance classes to thousands of San Diego's public school children: traditional performing arts of India, Java, Bali, Iran, Mexico, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Europe.

In addition to its youth programs in San Diego, the Center for World Music reaches broad bands of the population in the United States through the organization and presentation of large-scale public concerts in Southern California as well as nationwide tours for the artists it sponsors. For world music teachers, the Center has created an annual San Diego World Music Concert Series of a minimum of 20 concerts a year as a student-friendly opportunity, since student admission is either entirely free or substantially reduced from the general admission price. In 2010 alone, the Center produced over 30 public concerts of traditional music and dance from Iran, India, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Europe, Cuba, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, the Philippines, Senegal, China, Bali, and Java. Some of the San Diego venues for the Center's Concert Series are Seaport Village, The Neurosciences Institute, local universities and community colleges, San Diego public schools, and private homes.

Odalan
Son Jarocho from Veracruz, Mexico
Aside from its unique mission, purpose, philosophy, and goals, perhaps the finest asset of the Center for World Music is its beautiful two-acre performing arts campus in the hills of central Bali that was constructed between 1987-2005 by the distinguished American ethnomusicologist and professor, and former long-time President of the Center for World Music, Dr. Robert E. Brown. With its 20 spacious Balinese-style buildings, the campus can accommodate 30 student guests and has for many years been the home of the Center for World Music's Bali two-week summer workshops (with professors and students from prestigious American universities such as Southern Methodist University, Stanford University, San Diego State University, the University of Illinois, CalArts, and the University of Washington, as well as from universities in Singapore and in England).

From 1987 to 2010, hundreds of university professors and their students have attended performing arts workshops at the Center's campus in the hills. In fact, three such two-week workshops were conducted in the summer of 2010 at the campus in Payangan, Bali: SMU Drumming in Bali (June 1-June 16), Indonesian Encounters 2010 (June 16-July 4), and MIXES (July 29-August 20). The focus of the SMU workshop (Southern Methodist University, America) was on drumming from West Java (Sunda), Bali, Sumatra, India, and the Middle East. The focus of the Indonesian Encounters workshop was the performing arts of Sunda, Java, and Bali, including music, dance, and puppetry; the workshop concluded with a three-day Payangan Festival of music from Java and Bali. The MIXES workshop presented a "Collaborative Project" between faculty and students of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the National University of Singapore, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and the Center's cadre of native Sundanese and Balinese master artist-teachers. The focus of MIXES was on the traditional music from West Java (Sunda) and Bali, in particular a variety of interesting ensembles such as gamelan jegog and gamelan selunding. Five similar workshops are scheduled for the summer of 2011, and it is the hope of the organization's Board of Directors that its beautiful mountain retreat in Bali will continue to inspire rich and enduring cross-cultural experiences for workshop participants as the Center for World Music continues to foster awareness and understanding of the world's diverse performing arts and cultures through public performances and teaching.

The Center for World Music receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the County of San Diego, and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Recent Center projects have also been supported by the Asian Cultural Council, and The Parker Foundation.

To learn more about the Center for World Music, please visit our website: www.centerforworldmusic.org

Dr.Lewis Peterman, President of the Center For World Music

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