David Alderdice is the Artistic Director of World Music Programming for the Blue Sage Center for the Arts. He will be presenting three world music concerts a year as part of the Blue Sage Concert Series on the Western Slope in Paonia, Colorado. David is excited to be bringing a lot of the musicians and music teachers who perform on the new concert series into the local schools and immerse them into the community with different musical outreach programs.
Blue Sage: tickets and information (970) 527-7243. www.bluesage.org
JAYME STONE’S FOLKLIFE
SUNDAY, October 22, 2017 5:00 PM
Musicians: Jayme Stone, Banjo & Vocals/Moira Smiley, Vocals & Accordion Sumaia Jackson, Fiddle & Vocals/Joe Phillips, Bass & Vocals
Program: Sea island spirituals, Creole calypsos and stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes
Description: Jayme Stone’s Folklife follows the bends and bayous through the deep river of song and story. This gathering of versatile musicians blows the dust off of old songs and remakes them for modern ears. With spellbinding singing, virtuosic playing and captivating storytelling, their programs are moving, inventive and participatory experiences.
THE SILK ROAD
SATURDAY, January 27, 2018 7:30 PM
Musicians: Marcin Arendt, Violin/ Kimberly Patterson, Cello/ Benjamin De Kock, Double Bass/ David Alderdice, Percussion
Program: Music from Eastern Europe and the Silk Road
Description: Musical traditions are portable, but they are also durable, and stubbornly take root in the lands where they were born. One of the most powerfully surviving features of the old Silk Road today is the variety of music performed, on instruments old and new, indigenous and imported, everywhere from the shores of the Mediterranean to the shores of the Pacific. This living musical heritage allows us to feel a link to thousands of years of trade and exchange among the peoples of the Silk Road.
SATURDAY, February 17, 2018 7:30 PM
Uxía Senlle, Vocals/Sergio Tannus, Guitar, Vocals
Program: Folk music of Galicia, Spain
Description: Iconic vocalist Uxía Senlle is one of the most respected and influential musicians from Galicia, Spain and regarded as the grande dame of Galician music. Her songs have the presence of traditional folk music but with a personal flair. Uxia is joined by Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Sergio Tannus. The concert will feature some of the most emblematic songs of her repertoire, including poems by such Galician writers as Rosalía de Castro or Uxío Novoneyra and adaptations of traditional Alalas, the oldest and best-known form of Galician music.
Saturday, June 3, 2017. 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. tickets. Described by the New York Times as “explosive, exuberant,” join four-time Grammy winner Glen Velez and vocal virtuoso Loire Cotler for a rhythm fest of music drawn from traditions of Ancient Mesopotamia, South India, jazz, blues and beyond.
Sunday, June 4th, 2017. 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Join in this fun and exhilarating interactive workshop, master drummer Glen Velez will take you on a multi-cultural journey exploring the amazing worlds of drumming and hoomi (split-tone singing). Experience the thrill of ensemble drumming within a supportive and celebratory environment.
Sunday, June 4th, 2017. 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Join vocalist Loire Cotler on a multi-cultural journey exploring rhythmic vocals. Loire will share the mystical drum language of South India, along with simple movements and clapping patterns. Experience the thrill of participating in a rhythmic vocal ensemble within a supportive and celebratory environment.
Saturday, January 21, 2017. 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. tickets. A troupe of musicians has assembled; included in the ensemble are strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Grab your pack and jump aboard as they traverse borders and time, uncovering the sounds of foreign lands and forgotten days.… Read More
Saturday, September 17th, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. tickets. Delight in the pure, joyful and magical music of Zimbabwe. Internationally renowned Musekiwa Chingodza and friends brings the enchanting instruments and ancient melodies of the Shona people to life.
MUSEKIWA CHINGODZA: African Song Workshop
Sunday, September 18th, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Join Zimbabwean master musician, Musekiwa, in a celebratory group vocal workshop where he will teach traditional songs and lyrics of the Shona people. Musekiwa is very experienced at sharing this joyful music with North Americans in a friendly and supportive way.
MUSEKIWA CHINGODZA: Marimba Ensemble Workshop
Sunday, September 18th, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Join Zimbabwean master musician, Musekiwa for a fun and exciting group musical experience. Participants will learn and play music from a traditional Shona tune on a group of different sized wooden marimbas accompanied by hosho (African shakers).
NEAR EASTERN SOUNDS: OLD & NEW
Many of the musical selections are drawn from Turkish classical and devotional repertoire, music from the golden age of Egyptian cinema (1940s-50s), as well as Mr. Seligman’s own compositions.
DATE: Saturday, March 19, 2016 7:30 PM
Jon Seligman – Percussion
Meg York – Woodwinds
David Alderdice – Percussion
Pete Jacobs – Bass and Oud
A video from our school outreach from March 2016:
WORLD MUSIC SALON
A select group of professional western slope musicians will share their individual world music studies, repertoire, & love of music during this unforgettable evening. Each player will share 10 – 15 minutes of music and the evening will culminate with a group piece.
DATE: Saturday, February 6, 2016 7:30 PM PERFORMERS:
Andy Skellenger – Tabla & Tabla Tarang
Javier de los Santos – Spanish & Mexican Guitar
Beth Quist – Hammered Dulcimer and Voice
Carbondale Rhythm Collective – M’bira & Percussion
David & Arlyn Alderdice – Frame Drums & Shakers
MUSICAL JOURNEYS OF A 21ST CENTURY MUSICIAN
Follow the evolution of the Oud & the Ney from Central Asia through North Africa, to New York and even to rural Colorado.
Tomchess, – Oud, Ney, & Morsing
Charlie Parker Mertens – Double Bass
David Alderdice – Frame Drums & Percussion
DATE: Saturday, October 3, 2015 7:30 PM