Traditions Thursdays: More than Jigs: Music and Dance in Celtic Traditions

In communities throughout North America and in the Celtic regions of Europe, Celtic music supports and enables social dances that serve to bring people together and maintain relationships. In this demonstration, Claire Zucker of Púca and the Wild Ones and a dancer will draw connections between the Celtic traditions they represent. Expect fiddling, dancing, and … Read more

Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo

Flamenco Del Pueblo Viejo is a Tucson-based flamenco performing group comprised of guitarist Misael Barraza and dancer Jason Martinez. Barraza is a highly sought-after and decorated flamenco and classical guitarist from Hermosillo, Mexico. Martinez is a seasoned flamenco dancer and percussionist from Albuquerque and a 2018 recipient of the Southwest Folklife Alliance’s Master-Apprentice Artist Award. … Read more

Fadi Iskandar

Fadi Iskandar is a master violinist from Syria with a deep musical understanding and knowledge of Middle Eastern music, theory, and culture. Trained as a young boy in classical violin, he then learned Middle Eastern music from elders in his community through improvisation and the practice of mastering by ear “maqam” or musical scales. His … Read more

Tamara Khachatryan

Tamara Khachatryan is an Armenian-born violinist and graduate of Arno Babajanyan college. She has worked as violinist and music teacher since 1998, both in Syria and the US, and has performed in different countries around the world. She is a 2019 recipient of the Southwest Folklife Alliance Master-Apprentice Artist Award.

Mustafa Kilcak

Mustafa Kilcak is a teacher in Tucson who has played and sung for groups such as World Winds and 5 Horses 4 Winds. A Turkish musician, he makes and sings Turkish rock, protest, folk, and pop music. He plays guitar and baglama, a traditional Turkish guitar.

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