World Music with DARIA
Reykjavik City Library | Grófin Culture House
Weekend of September 15th and 16th
On September 15th and 16th, we invite women to come join us and learn about world music and the folk music of early America with award-winning musician and singer/songwriter DARIA. The events of the Women's Story Circle are open to women of all ages and of all nationalities!
DARIA, whose full name is Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou, shares songs and shows us instruments from days gone by in the world. She has traveled the world to collect, encourage and share world music traditions. We learn how to play the musical spoons, washboard, limberjack (dancing doll) and the dulcimer, a stringed instrument similar the Icelandic langspil. She also shares songs from the Lenape (Indigenous Native American) people who live where she settled in Pennsylvania. You can find her world music website at www.dariamusic.com.
The workshop is in English.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Songs, Stories and Instruments From Early America
What instruments did people play in the early days in the United States? Times were hard and people often used very basic household items - like washboards and spoons - as part of their music making. In this program, DARIA will play the Appalachian dulcimer (similar to the Icelandic langspil), spoons, washboard and the dancing limberjack musical doll. DARIA also shares some of the music of the Native Americas who predated the colonists in the United States.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Songs, Stories and Instruments From Around The World
All around the world, people make music. And they do so in the most creative and wonderful ways. DARIA will share with us some world music traditions as she performs music in a variety of different languages featuring instruments such as the African shekere, Peruvian chapchas and the Tibetan singing bowl.