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Dounouya: Global Sounds on the Hill with Orfeia

Sunday, October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Orfeia VocalEnsemble1

Hill Center is thrilled to welcome Orfeia as part of our Global Sounds series. Dounouya (DOON-EE-YA) is the West African word for “The Whole World.” This series of singular concerts, curated and hosted by Jim Thomson, features musicians at the forefront of the global music scene. Thomson will facilitate a brief conversation with the artist.  This concert is presented in partnership with Multiflora Productions as a part of the Multiflora Music Festival 2017.

Orfeia is an all-woman vocal ensemble dedicated to preserving and sharing traditional music from Bulgaria and Eastern Europe. Orfeia’s repertoire spans the rich and varied musical heritage of Eastern Europe, Bulgaria, Russia, Georgia and the Balkans, from traditional to sacred and from the Middle Ages to modern day. The captivating and diverse sounds of the Balkans are given voice through unique harmonies and rhythms, unusual vocal ornaments, village songs, custom songs with overlapping lines, antiphonal songs with drones, seasonal music, and children’s songs.

Jim Thomson owns and operates the Brooklyn/Washington, DC-based boutique record label-Electric Cowbell Records. He currently runs Multiflora Productions out of Washington, DC, a multifaceted, multicultural agency that specializes in expanding the reach of genre-bending roots-to-the-future music through artist management, event marketing and music releases.

Details

Date(s):
Sunday, October 15
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
$12 in advance, $15 day of
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Registration:
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Series:
Dounouya: Global Sounds on the Hill

Venue

Hill Center DC
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Phone:
202.549.4172
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