The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents

SILK ROAD LOUNGE

World music, colorful sets, complimentary wine, beer tastings and DJ Woodtronic kick off monthly Silk Road Lounge series March 4 with “Indonesian exotica” group Space City Gamelan

First Thursdays March – December 2010
6 – 9 p.m.


The Crow Collection of Asian Art (Gallery III on the 2nd floor)

2010 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Must be 21 with valid ID to be served wine/beer


Spice up the night with world music, tours, complimentary wine and beer tastings at Silk Road Lounge, a free monthly event premiering Thursday, March 4, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Crow Collection of Asian Art (2010 Flora Street, Dallas, 75201). Showcasing local and international eclectic musical groups, the monthly series will feature sounds from Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and beyond. Enjoy music from DJ Woodtronic as he opens and closes the evening. Silk Road Lounge continues every first Thursday through December, featuring a different artist each month.

Thursday, April 1 – Alash Ensemble
Alash Ensemble is a quartet of singers from Tuva, a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia. The group has mastered the remarkable technique of “throat singing” or the art of singing multiple pitches at the same time. The members of Alash are inspired by the great musicians of Central Asia, but also name Sun Ra and Jimi Hendrix as influences. alashensemble.com

Thursday, May 6 – Brahmah
Brahmah is an exciting world music ensemble featuring North Texas legends Jamal Mohamed, Poovalur Srinivassan, Ed Smith and Fred Hamilton. Brahmah combines the best elements of Balinese, South Indian, Middle Eastern and Jazz Music with a contemporary twist. homepage.mac.com/sriji/

Thursday, June 3 – Chameleon Chamber Group
Chameleon Chamber Group is an electro-acoustic classical symphony featuring members of The Polyphonic Spree. The group will perform a special multimedia set inspired by the art and music of Asia. Bachtrack said this about the group: “Invoking the influence of latter-day artists such as Wendy Carlos and Brian Eno, Chameleon Chamber Group performs the music of Bach, Satie, Rossini and Schumann – to name just a few – with a stunning authority.” chameleonchambergroup.blogspot.com

The Crow Collection: Silk Road Lounge is free and open to the public. No reservations required. Join the Tour of the Collection at 6:30 p.m. Main stage acts begin at 7 p.m.
For more information, please call 214-979-6430 or go to www.crowcollection.org.


CONTACT:

Carrie Ford
ph/214.271.4485
cell/512.663.6798
cford@crowcollection.org

Taylor Mayad
ph/214.353.8976
cell/214.435.7756
taylormayad@sbcglobal.net

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