From Norway, the world's most dangerous hardanger fiddle player,
Annbjorg Lien, who is going on tour of the US with an electrifying
(and electrified) band of musicians to promote her latest North
American release "Baba Yaga." If you can't catch her
show live, you'll have to settle for one of her three US-released
CDs. Find info at the NorthSide
From China, pipa player Chen Yihan whose playing--precise, ethereal, and energetic--kept the audience enthralled throughout her performance. Ms Yihan was pipa soloist for the acclaimed Huaxia Ensemble of Beijing and is currently living in New York.
From Africa, kora master Mamadou Diabate accompanied by two of his countrymen, Famoro Diabate on balafon and Fuseini Kouyate on ngoni, turned up the heat and set the audience dancing in the aisles with his delightful, lively music. Diabate's latest CD is called "tunga" and is from Alula Records.
This wonderful FREE concert was co-sponsored by the IU Ethnomusicology Student Association, CASI, & the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation .