Eight Gigs: Musics of the World Ensembles of UC Davis
Fri., April 24, 7 p.m., Mondavi Center, $8-$20
Samba's distinctive and energetic rhythms, dances and parties often flood city streets with people. Picture 25 drummers performing the music of Carnaval inside the intimate Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. Woah, indeed. These drummers are all UC Davis students, and just one of several student ensembles that are part of the university's enthomusicology program. Dart around the world with performances from three more student groups: the Hindustani Vocal Ensemble, Korean Percussion Ensemble and Gamelan Ensemble (pictured), an Indonesian orchestra featuring bronze gongs and chimes. 9399 Old Davis Road in Davis, www.mondaviarts.org.