Libana returns to Prairie for a special celebration in honor of our 50th Anniversary and their 35th Anniversary. Having performed and facilitated workshops for students on five other occasions, Libana’s first visit dates back to 1989. We are thrilled to welcome them back to campus!
As a special treat, Libana will work with Primary School music classes where they will engage students in a lively exploration of multicultural music and dance. The Primary School 3rd and 4th grade choir in conjunction with Upper School singers will also join them on stage for a special community-wide performance.
Join Us! Libana Concert (Friday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m.)
Join us for a celebratory evening of planetary rhythm and harmony, and lift your spirits toward summer’s light! Interweaving worldly music, dance and story from various cultures, the Racine, and Prairie community will enjoy an unforgettable performance.
- Friday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the John Mitchell Theatre
- Tickets price $10 ($15 at the door)
- Order tickets online (www.prairieschool.com/shows) or by phone (262.752.2597)
Information About Libana
From ancient traditions to contemporary creations, from the political to the spiritual, Libana’s 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.
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 nine recordings and three songbooks have inspired the formation and the repertoires of songcircles and choruses of all ages around the globe, and their music and performances have kindled a sense of joy, strength, healing and empowerment in several generations of listeners.