Music connoisseurs get ready for the 2nd Miami World Music Festival's line up of concerts and international artists for 2013 that include 5 concerts from September 19-22. First concert showcases cross-music from France, including Claude Bolling's suites for flute and guitar with jazz piano trio. Grammy award winner Nestor Torres will be on the flute, guitarist and newly appointed University of Miami director of guitar studies, Rafael Padron and Festival's founder, professional pianist Adolfo Vidal. The second concert presents the genre Zarzuela, with the most beloved duets and romances from zarzuelas Amalia Batista & Luisa Fernanda from Cuba and Spain. Performers include sopranos Hilda del Castillo and Raquel Rubi, tenors Jose Antonio Navarro and Jesus Branas, baritone Nelson Martinez (from Florida Grand Opera), among others. Accompanied by the exceptional musicians of the Miami Chamber Players.
The talented all-female percussion & dance ensemble Venus Rising will explore West African, Caribbean and Middle Eastern Rhythms & Movements in the third concert of the Festival. Renown Venezuelan singer and song-writer Luz Marina with her group Menage will be performing her own and other traditional Venezuelan music, with guest artist Saul Vera on the bandola llanera. Last concert with music of North India, is in charge of tabla player Jeff Deen and violinist Vicki Richards. Two such artists come together to share their skills and open hearts through Indian classical music.
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