Community development through music
This is where we list upcoming programs. The photo below on the left was taken at a Main Street stroll with the Seattle based Orkestar Zirconium, a fifteen piece band playing Balkan music at a local brew pub.
Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are not scheduling residential programs for the fall of 2021. We continue to sponsor the Buffalo steel drum group and welcome new members (please call 307-217-2812) for information on the steel drum program).
Our most recent residency program was with the New Mexican conjunto Lone Piñon--Noah Martinez on bajo quinto, Tanya Nuñez on bass, and Jordan Wax on piano and button accordions, fiddle, and vocals. In addition to visits to all schools in Johnson County, Wyoming, Lone Piñon gave public performances and a workshop for singers, dancers, and instrumental musicians.
Our next residential program will combine performances, school visits, and workshops on Trinidadian steel drum and Balinese gamelan, two musical traditions featuring large ensembles and an array of metal instruments that the player strikes with some kind of mallet--beating on things, but not too hard. Dates are to be announced.
In August of 2021 we sponsored a talk and performance by Klezmer fiddler Jake Shulman-Ment. Mr. Shulman-Ment's performance was entirely outside. Weather permitting, we will continue outdoor events until there is a marked decrease in covid.
Worlds of Music events are free & open to the public.
For information, please call David Romtvedt: 307-217-2812
Pan Buffalo, a local Trinidadian style steel band meets each Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30PM at the Union Congregational Church, 122 East Bennett Street, Buffalo, Wyoming. The group is open to people of all ages and musical backgrounds at no charge to participants. Pan was traditionally learned by ear with no written music. While we focus on continuing this oral tradition, we also provide notation to those who learn by reading music. For more information on playing steel drum, please call David at 307-217-2812.