Libana in Concert!! Through the Darkness
With guest artist Margot Chamberlain (Celtic Harp), this concert highlights the contemplative rounds and chants included on Libana's new CD Through the Darkness ~ Songs of the Winter Solstice and beyond . . . as well as music from around the globe honoring our connection to the natural world. Since 1979, Libana has illuminated 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, Libana's global repertoire covers a vast musical spectrum expressed with stunning a cappella vocals and an impressive palette of instruments. Interweaving music, dance and story from many cultures, Libana's artistry inspires audiences with wonder at the beauty, breadth and wisdom of our world's cultural diversity and common humanity. In 1979, a group of women sharing a passion for international music, dance, and women's issues formed the global music ensemble Libana. Inspired by Judy Chicago's groundbreaking exhibit "The Dinner Party," Libana took their name from a woman honored by the artist--a 10th century Moorish poet, philosopher, and musician--symbolizing women's creativity, vision and spirit throughout time. Libana's recordings have inspired the formation and repertoires of song circles and choruses around the globe, and their music and performances have kindled a sense of joy, strength, healing and empowerment in generations of listeners. Across North America -- and from Bulgaria to Greece and India to Morocco – Libana has traversed the globe celebrating the world's women. Libana believes deeply in the power of song, the rhythm of the drum, and the spirit of dance to connect people across vast cultural difference. Their commitment to the artistic expression of the global community has inspired dynamic cross-cultural understanding and healing.