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UCIRA Artist Tanya Merchant presents Eurasian Ensemble Concert, Saturday, June 7 at UCSC

Eurasian Ensemble Concert
Central Asian traditional music and dance

When: Saturday, June 7, 2014 – 3:00pm

Location: Music Center Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz

Master dutarist and Honored Artist of Uzbekistan, Malika Ziyaeva, has travelled from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to join master frame drummer and Honored Artist of Uzbekistan, Abbos Kosimov, and the 12 members of UCSC’s Eurasian Ensemble for an afternoon of Central Asian traditional music and dance.

Students will perform Uzbek folk songs and dances, as well as classical maqom on dutar (two-stringed lute), doyra (frame drum), and voice.

Malika Ziyaeva, dutar (two-stringed pear-shaped lute)

Abbos Kosimov, doyra (frame drum)

Robyn Friend, dance

Tanya Merchant, director

Admission is free.
Doors open at 2:30pm.
Parking $4.

Funding for this concert comes from the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), UCSC’s Arts Research Institute (ARI), and the Porter Distinguished Visiting Artists & Lecturers Fund.

For more information about this event please visit: http://arts.ucsc.edu/news_events/eurasian-ensemble-concert

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