The Pend Oreille Arts Council presents an exciting fusion of world music with Barrio Manouche.
The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 19 at the Panida Theater. There will be a pre-concert reception with free wine at the POAC Art Gallery from 5pm to 7pm.
“We are delighted to continue our performing arts season with Barrio Manouche,” said POAC General Manager Tone Lund. “We know that most people haven’t traveled much in recent years, so we invite you to come join us on an international musical journey! “
Barrio Manouche performs what is perhaps the truest definition of ‘world music’, taking its audience on a magical journey, with a unique fusion of cultures and musical backgrounds, an auditory and visual feast. like the others. The San Francisco-based acoustic ensemble performs a repertoire of original compositions with a sound loaded with emotion, difficult to classify but immediately recognizable. The group’s international roots shine brightly in their music with members from Spain, Quebec, France, Brazil and California, and their sound is deeply influenced by a wide range of musical traditions. The Barrio Manouche is known for its surprise concerts, its innovative style, its complex technique and its passion for musical improvisations.
“We play music inspired by where we come from and the places we have lived, those who have come before us and the nomadic spirit,” said Javi Jimenez, member of the group. “We believe that music is a primary form of expression and we use it to describe the world as we see it.”
Barrio Manouche will also participate in POAC’s Ovations program with an outreach performance at Sandpoint Middle School earlier today.
Everyone is invited to a special pre-show reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the POAC Art Gallery, 110 Main St., on the first floor of the Music Conservatory Building. Visitors can browse the works of art on display by local artists while enjoying a glass of wine before heading to the Panida for the concert.
“We invite you to kick off your holiday shopping at the POAC Gallery,” said Visual Arts Coordinator Claire Christy. “From beautiful stained glass snowflakes and handcrafted jewelry to original paintings and prints of Sandpoint’s favorite landmarks, from the train station to Tervan, local art is the perfect gift for anyone on your list!”
All tickets for Barrio Manouche cost $ 22, available at the POAC office, online at www.artinsandpoint.org, by phone at 208-263-6139, or at 7 p.m. at the door of the Panida Theater on the evening of the show.