The Traditional Music Society is proud to celebrate its 25th anniversary with the annual World Music and Dance Showcase! This year we will have as our special guest artist, prominent musician, Beau Bledso and Ensemble Iberica. Mr. Bledsoe performs and records classical music, jazz and folkloric music from around the world. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, Russia, South America and North America. Ensemble Iberica, under the directorship of Mr. Bledsoe performs music from Spain, Portugal and Argentina.
An added attraction will be our other guests’ artist, Amado Espinoza. Amado is from Cochabamba, Bolivia, drawing from the musical traditions of the Andes Mountains as a phenomenal performer and accomplished composer. Amado recently received the 2022 Spirit of Folk award from Folk Alliance International. Here he will be conducting the debut of the Traditional Music Society’s newest ensemble, Caravan Forever, featuring Middle Eastern dancer Kimberly Guanciale and drummer Nick Amir Baker.
Highlighting our show this year, as always is our group Soundz of Africa. Inclusive of presentations from our other ensembles, audiences with be taken on a musical and dance journey around the world, with cultural expressions from, Cuba, North and West Africa, Spain and Argentina
The Traditional Music Society is a not-for-profit arts in education organization dedicated to serving the Kansas City community through the exposure and teaching of music and dance from indigenous world cultures. A must see event!
PLACE, DATE, TIME:
St. Mark’s Hope & Peace Church
3800 Troost Ave. (@ Manheim RD) Kansas City Missouri, 64109
Saturday May, 2023, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Admission Free! Donations Accepted Phone: 816-561-1849