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The Crow Collection: Silk Road Lounge Series Offers Free Music Each First Thrusday

Silk road Lounge
The Crow Collection
First Thursdays starting March 4, 2010, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Spice up the night with world music, tours, complimentary wine and beer tastings at Silk Road Lounge, a free monthly event premiering Thursday, March 4, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Crow Collection of Asian Art (2010 Flora Street, Dallas, 75201). Showcasing local and international eclectic musical groups, the monthly series will feature sounds from Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and beyond. Enjoy music from DJ Woodtronic as he opens and closes the evening. Silk Road Lounge continues every first Thursday through December, featuring a different artist each month.

See March – June schedule below (July – December schedule forthcoming).

Thursday, March 4 – Space City Gamelan
Traditional gamelan music once provided ambiance for the courts of Indonesia as well as accompanying puppet plays and public ceremonies. Houston’s Space City Gamelan adds a modern twist to this trance-inducing musical tradition. The group’s music has been described as “Indonesian exotica” and “psychotropic jungle lullabies.” spacecitygamelan.org

Thursday, April 1 – Alash Ensemble
Alash Ensemble is a quartet of singers from Tuva, a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia. The group has mastered the remarkable technique of “throat singing” or the art of singing multiple pitches at the same time. The members of Alash are inspired by the great musicians of Central Asia, but also name Sun Ra and Jimi Hendrix as influences. alashensemble.com

Thursday, May 6 – Brahmah
Brahmah is an exciting world music ensemble featuring North Texas legends Jamal Mohamed, Poovalur Srinivassan, Ed Smith and Fred Hamilton. Brahmah combines the best elements of Balinese, South Indian, Middle Eastern and Jazz Music with a contemporary twist. homepage.mac.com/sriji

Thursday, June 3 – Chameleon Chamber Group
Chameleon Chamber Group is an electro-acoustic classical symphony featuring members of The Polyphonic Spree. The group will perform a special multimedia set inspired by the art and music of Asia. Bachtrack said this about the group: “Invoking the influence of latter-day artists such as Wendy Carlos and Brian Eno, Chameleon Chamber Group performs the music of Bach, Satie, Rossini and Schumann – to name just a few – with a stunning authority.” chameleonchambergroup.blogspot.com

The Crow Collection: Silk Road Lounge is free and open to the public. No reservations required. Join the Tour of the Collection at 6:30 p.m. Main stage acts begin at 7 p.m.

For more information go to www.crowcollection.org.

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