World Music Celebration
The Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho presents the 2021 World Music Celebration. This year's celebration welcomes international performer Eduardo Mendonca and Navin Chettri, percussion and voice. The celebration will also feature our own Lionel Hampton School of Music Jazz Band I, LHSOM string quartet, World Beat Ensemble and LHSOM faculty.
Friday evening's concert will be held online, broadcast live from Haddock Hall. The Saturday Masterclass will be broadcast live as well. Admission is free. All are welcome to attend.
Mendonca has performed for many notable personalities, including the 14th Dalai Lama, Pope John Paul II, and former South Africa President Nelson Mandela, and was featured in the PBS American Masters documentary, “Paul Simon: Born at the Right Time.” He has played, composed and directed various genres of Brazilian popular music in the US, Canada, Nepal and Brazil since 1974.
Chettri is a percussionist, vocalist, composer, educator and the founder and artistic director of The Kathmandu Jazz Festival (Jazzmandu) and “Drum Jatra” Percussion Festival in Nepal and the artistic director of the World Music Celebration at the Lionel Hampton School of Music. His background and knowledge of music are a blend of Nepali folk music, Indian classical influences, West African/Afro -Cuban/Brazilian rhythms and jazz. Chettri is considered to be a pioneer and a driving force behind the growth of jazz in Nepal.
Event schedule is as follows:
Friday, Feb.19, 2021
- 7:30 p.m. PST
- Free to attend.
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021
- Masterclass - "Essence of Brazilian Rhythms"
- 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. PST
- Free and open to the public