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First Parish of Watertown
Watertown, MA
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Internationally renowned world music & dance ensemble Libana illuminates the creativity, vision and spirit of women worldwide. Riveting, transformational and soul stirring, Libana takes audiences on a musical journey reflecting the universal human experience uniting us all.

From ancient traditions to contemporary creations, from the political to the spiritual, Libanas global repertoire covers a vast musical spectrum expressed with stunning close a cappella vocals and an impressive palette of instruments including oud, charango, saz, guitar, hammered dulcimer, panpipes, accordion, dumbek, djembe, frame drum, dholak, tapan, clarinet and double bass.

Interweaving music, dance and story from such divergent cultures as the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South America and Europe, Libanas artistry inspires audiences with wonder at the beauty, breadth and wisdom of our worlds cultural diversity and common humanity.

"...the audience kept asking for more, shouting bravo and rising to their feet..."               -- le Journal de Quebec

"World Class! ...a globe-circling sound... The music brings universal understanding across borders." -- The Boston Globe (MA)

"Seven women from New England, all with an expansive view of world music, come to town with a collection of acoustic instruments that you may need a dictionary to keep track of...If Mars had a musical tradition, theyd probably be on top of that as well."        -- Santa Cruz Sentinel (CA)

"Anyone who enjoyed the recent `Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares' recordings should enjoy Libana, for not only does the group achieve the same haunting vocal harmonies, it also provides far more variety." -- The Washington Post (DC)

"There's something otherworldly about the beautiful, ethereal singing of Libana..."           -- Minneapolis Star Tribune (MN)

"But the musical heart and soul of the show (Christmas Revels) is the six-woman ensemble Libana, Boston-based world music specialists whose close, penetrating harmonies and intricate rhythms were riveting." -- The Boston Globe (MA)

"For starters there is Libana, the womens world music chorus. To have a sextet of strong, culturally knowledgeable voices at the center of this show (Christmas Revels) is such a boon. Libana has been around for 28 years, and its haunting, powerful voices cant help but lead the community chorus in attitude and Balkan panache."                              -- The Boston Herald (MA)


First Parish of Watertown (View)
35 Church St.
Watertown, MA 02472
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Music > Choral
Music > Folk
Music > World

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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