Opening with a concert by a gamelan ensemble, Music at Fishs Eddy continues with music for guitar and harpsichord. Artistic Director Joyce Lindorff talks about the history of the festival, and about its venue, the Old Pioneer Church.
Violinist Chris McKhool joins us to talk about his band, the Sultans of String, who will be performing at the Hangar Theatre on May 11. The band members come from many musical traditions and present a wide range of styles in their concerts. For this concert, they welcome sitarist Anwar Khurshid.
This year’s Binghamton Porchfest has expanded to one hundred and ten musical groups on forty porches around Binghamton’s West Side on Sunday, August 27 from noon to seven. Organizer Chris Bodnarczuk takes time out from his preparations to talk about the Porchfest phenomenon that started in Ithaca and has spread across the nation. http://wskg.org/audio/porchfest17.mp3
Photo credit: Patti Schwartz for Binghamton Porchfest
World Music performer Don Baragiano is performing on Wednesday, January 25 at Cyber Cafe West, 176 Main Street in Binghamton. A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, he first became fascinated with non-Western music while working for the US Treasury Department in Saudi Arabia. He tells us about performing World Music with a band and by himself, and we hear a little of his album ‘Releasing the HOW’. http://wskg.org/audio/baragiano.mp3