Global Rhythms: "Windmills of Our Minds" Sept. 26
More than 100 artists; featuring dance and musical traditions from around the worldBy Susan Meikle, university news and communications, meiklesb@MiamiOH.edu
The Global Rhythms World Music ensemble, directed by Srinivas Krishnan, will present "Windmills of Our Minds" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in Hall Auditorium.
The concert is the first of two Global Rhythms performances this fall, celebrating the ensemble's 20th anniversary.
The second performance is Oct. 17, during Miami's Family Weekend.
Global Rhythms "strives for powerful intersections and innovative ideas within dance, theater and music," Krishnan said.
"It features reputed story-telling musicians (traditions) and dancers presenting music and dance from Brazil, India, Spain, Great Britain, the Caribbean and the United States to create aesthetic connections in pursuit of better understanding far away cultures."
Srinivas Krishnan (center, in blue) directed more than 300 artists from around the world in the Oct. 24, 2014, Global Rhythms performance. View an album of photos on the Global Rhythms Facebook site (photo by Vera Olcott)."Windmills of Our Minds" brings more than 100 artists from around the world to Miami. Special guest artists include, among others:
- Nino De Los Reyes - Flamenco virtuoso from Spain.
- Sheejith Krishna's dance theatre company from India - presenting a cross-cultural adaptation of Cervante's "Don Quixote" in dance, mime and theatre.
- Slivovitz Ensemble – progressive gypsy electro-eclectic jazz ensemble from Naples, Italy.
- Pat Klemawesch and Pat Hernly – Kora, percussion, vocals (Brazilian rap).
- EKU Percussion Ensemble - featuring music from Brazil and India, directed by Jason Koontz (Miami MM '98).
- Southern Gateway Men’s Chorus
Visit the Global Rhythms Facebook site for more details about both performances.
Tickets, $8 students/youth, $10 general and $15 balcony, are available at the box office in Shriver Center.
Krishnan, a master percussionist, is the founder and artistic director of the Global Rhythms Music Ensemble and artist-in-residence at Miami’s Center for American and World Cultures. He is a member of the guest faculty and advisory panel of the KM Music Conservatory, a multidisciplinary music education center established by A.R. Rahman’s foundation.
Special guest of honor A.R. Rahman (left, shown here with Srinivas Krishnan), a composer, musician and two-time Academy Award winner, attended the Oct. 24, 2014, Global Rhythms performance which featured more than 300 performers, including Grammy winners and world artists from Argentina, China, Guinea, Scotland, India and the U.S. (photo by Vera Olcott).