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YOUR WEEKLY GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
AT UCSB

March 9 - March 17, 2019

 
1.  La Patronal (performance)
Friday, March 8 / 7:00 p.m. / Isla Vista School (free)
Sunday, March 10 / 7:00 p.m. / Marjorie Luke Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara (free)
 
2.  UCSB Middle East Ensemble (performance)
Saturday, March 9 / 7:30 p.m. / UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
 
3.  Mountainfilm on Tour Kids' Showcase (film screening)
Sunday, March 10 / 3:00 p.m. / UCSB Campbell Hall
 
4.  The Past and Future of Wildlife Loss in our Oceans - Plous Award Lecture
Monday, March 11 / 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. / MSI Auditorium (free)
 
5.  UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble (performance)
Wednesday, March 13 / 12:00 noon / UCSB Music Bowl (free)
 
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1.  La Patronal (performance)
Friday, March 8 / 7:00 p.m. / Isla Vista School (free)
Sunday, March 10 / 7:00 p.m. / Marjorie Luke Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara (free)
 
¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! brings accessible, high-quality programming to schools and neighborhood venues across Santa Barbara County.
 
La Patronal is a ten-member brass band from Lima composed of the country's best musicians and dancers who perform traditional regional music of Peru.
 
 
 
 
2.  UCSB Middle East Ensemble (performance)
Saturday, March 9 / 7:30 p.m. / UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
 
Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Middle East Ensemble will celebrate its 30th year with a presentation of music and dance reflecting the great variety of cultures found in the Middle East on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The program will feature a number of special guest artists, including vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Reza Mahini, dancer and choreographer Hassan Harfouche, and vocalists Javid John Mosadeghi, Nazerke Doskeldi, and Sarah Salem, as well as performances by the UCSB Middle East Ensemble Dance Company, with choreography by Cris! Basimah, Laurel Victoria Gray, and Hassan Harfouche.
 
Reza Mahini, a Persian singer and multi-instrumentalist (performing on the tar, setar, and daff), was born in Kermanshah, Iran in 1971. Now based in Irvine, Reza has performed internationally in over a dozen countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, and North and South America. A professional dabke dancer in Lebanon before coming to the U.S., Hassan Harfouche is a renowned choreographer and teacher, having performed and given seminars throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Javid John Mosadeghi, born in Iran, moved to the U.S. in 1986 and to Santa Barbara in 2007. He has sung in the UCSB Middle East Ensemble’s chorus and as a featured vocal soloist since 2010. Solo vocalist Nazerke Doskeldi is a 2018-2019 UCSB Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from Kazakhstan. She will lead the ensemble in its first-ever performances of Kazakh songs. Sarah Salem, an Egyptian-American UCSB undergraduate student, returns to present two Arabic songs.
 
Tickets:  $15 General, $10 Non-UCSB Students, $5 UCSB Students, Free Children under 12
 
 
3.  Mountainfilm on Tour Kids' Showcase (film screening)
Sunday, March 10 / 3:00 p.m. / UCSB Campbell Hall
 
Mountainfilm on Tour returns with a special all-ages program that families can enjoy together! With a mission to educate and inspire audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining, Mountainfilm’s fun, engaging playlist features outstanding, entertaining short films sourced from the festival in Telluride. It’s a six-senses experience of art, adventure, culture and the environment in one eclectic and exciting program.
 
Tickets:  $10 General Public, $5 Child (age 12 and under)
 
 
4.  The Past and Future of Wildlife Loss in our Oceans - Plous Award Lecture
Monday, March 11 / 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. / MSI Auditorium (free)
 
How are whales, sharks, and corals faring relative to terrestrial wildlife? Professor Douglas McCauley will provide a brief history of the ways we have changed ocean ecosystems and will examine how marine science can be used to predict what future human impacts may be on our seas. He will share how we can use marine research and emerging technologies to not just document, but intelligently shape what the future becomes for our oceans and marine wildlife.
 
Douglas McCauley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology and the Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara. He is the Director of the Benioff Ocean Initiative, a center of applied research at UCSB dedicated to using marine science to improve ocean health. In addition, Professor McCauley is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in the Ocean Sciences. He earned his PhD at Stanford University and conducted postdoctoral research at both Stanford University and UC Berkeley.
 
 
 
5.  UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble (performance)
Wednesday, March 13 / 12:00 noon / UCSB Music Bowl (free)
 
Directed by Alexandro Hernández, the UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble presents music and dance from Veracruz, Mexico.
 
This is part of the Winter 2019 World Music Series presented by the Ethnomusicology Program and the MultiCultural Center every Wednesday at noon.  For more information, contact the MultiCultural Center at 893-8411.  In case of rain, the event will be held in the Music Room 1145 in the Music Building.