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ZoukFest 2007, The Southwest's Premier World Music Camp

By Mandolin Cafe
May 7, 2007 - 4:45 pm

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Zoukfest 2007

Zoukfest 2007

Santa Fe, N.M. — From its humble beginnings as the first international gathering of Irish bouzouki players, ZoukFest has grown to include a diversity of instrumental and vocal traditions from around the world.

Featuring world renowned teaching staff in intimate class settings, ZoukFest offers a unique, fun and unforgettable learning experience.

ZoukFest 2007 features over two dozen classes in Voice, Instruments, Percussion, Performance and Audio Recording. Music styles include Celtic, Americana, Balkan, Middle Eastern, Old Time, African, Javanese Gamelan and Medieval European.

Staff members:

Fiddler and Banjoist John Carty, recently named Irish television's Traditional Musician of the Year
Bouzouki and Mandolin phenom Luke Plumb of the Scottish group Shooglenifty
Internationally acclaimed Singer Connie Dover
Balkan Vocalist Sonja Drakulich
Violinist & Composer Kaila Flexer
Balkan & Middle Eastern Percussionist Polly Tapia Ferber
Old Time fiddler and African Percussionist Douglas Goodhart
Celtic Bouzouki and Guitar stylist Stanley Greenthal
Early Music specialist and Singer Angela Mariani
Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, engineer/producer Don Richmond
ZoukFest's artistic director, Bouzouki virtuoso Roger Landes
Author, Educator and Instrumentalist Dr Chris Smith
Mandolinist, Singer and Composer Sharon Gilchrist
Mandolinist, Composer and Singer Steve Smith
Mandolinist and Composer Claude Stephenson
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chipper Thompson

Rounding out the staff this year will be College of Santa Fe faculty Peter Blackman (Audio Recording); Steven M. ller (Javanese Gamelan Orchestra); and Robby Rothschild (West African Percussion).

1st Annual New Mexico Instrument Showcase

Instrument builders from all over New Mexico will be gathering at ZoukFest on Saturday, June 16, from 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. in O'Shaughnessy Auditorium in Benildus Hall on the campus of the College of Santa Fe. Come see the incredible diversity of musical instruments built in New Mexico. Exhibit space is free to instrument builders and admission for the general public is a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit ZoukFest.

Additional information:

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