Dexter Story Presents Tezeta West: Skirball Summer Family Programs

August 12, 2018

August 12, 2018

12:00 pm To 3:00 pm

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA

$7 Children / $9 - $12 Adults / Free Parking

(310) 440-4500

Event Description

Join composer, songwriter, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Dexter Story on a journey through Near Eastern and African music. Performances will be at Noon and 2:00 PM.

Informed by his current ethnographic research at UCLA, Story has assembled a first-rate group of Armenian and Ethiopian musicians to explore the theme of nostalgia, also known as tezeta in Ethiopia’s national language Amharic. For this riveting performance, the musicians will celebrate the poignant and historic relationship between these two ancient cultures. Their repertoire includes both compositions and improvisational works that explore loss, displacement, migration, community, reclamation, dignity, and release.

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