Two-Day World Music Celebration Features Free Concert and Workshop
February 12, 2021
MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 12, 2021 — The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music presents World Music Celebration 2021, Feb. 19-20. This year’s event is free and broadcast live from Haddock Hall on the U of I Moscow campus.
With a theme “Exploring Cultures Through Music,” international performer Eduardo Mendonça headlines a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. A vocalist, guitarist and percussionist, Mendonça has played, composed and directed various genres of Brazilian popular music in the United States, Canada, Nepal and Brazil since 1974.
Joining Mendonça will be Navin Chettri on percussion and vocals, along with World Beat Ensemble, the LHSOM Jazz Band, the LHSOM string quartet and LHSOM faculty.
At 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, Mendonça and Chettri will lead a free masterclass workshop, “Essence of Brazilian Rhythms.”
Mendonça has performed for 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.”
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 LHSOM. 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.
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Media Relations, Department of Theatre Arts
University of Idaho
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