November 20, Musical Apertif Series: Voci Angelica Trio

November 12, 2015

Join the Democracy Center for the Musical Apertif Series. This month, the program features Voci Angelica Trio, a group that is enjoying a widening audience nationally and internationally. The performers are multi-national and have a huge repertoire of music from around the globe that they have ingeniously arranged for voice, cello and percussion. Listen to their music: http://vociangelicatrio.com/media/

The program will begin at 6pm with a reception afterwards. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

6-7pm

Suggested donation: $10

More about Voci Angelica Trio: 

Re-imagining the boundaries of traditional folk music, Voci Angelica Trio’s riveting arrangements of global songs from every continent leave audiences mesmerized.  Shimmering vocal harmonies intertwine with lush cello lines and vibrant percussion to create a musical fusion that transcends cultural divisions.

What started as a side project building on its members’ diverse ethnic backgrounds has become a musical mission.  More than just a performance group, Voci Angelica Trio promotes the humanitarian goals of social justice and cultural understanding.  “We believe that one of the best ways to pursue peace is to sing one another’s songs,” says Jodi Hitzhusen.  Meena Malik adds, “We see ourselves as musical ambassadors, using our performances to raise public awareness of diverse cultures and the issues they face.”

The name “Voci Angelica” is a mix of romance languages and Latin, just as the trio explores and blends the music of many cultures.  It roughly translates to mean “voices of angels.”  Aristides Rivas concludes, “Music goes beyond language, religion, and politics.  It connects us to our humanity.”