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RAW presents four concerts that showcase the harp and its different structural and musical manifestations. Each concert features a performance and discussion revolving around the harpist’s craft and the intricacies of their instrument.

Edmar Castañeda – Solo Jazz Harp

At the home of Ed and Tracy Church in Hartford.
Saturday, March 11 | 7:30 PM
Enjoy jazz harp in an intimate setting. Edmar Castañeda has taken the world by storm with the sheer force of his virtuostic command of the harp.
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Tiny Beast
Sunday, March 5 | 3 PM
Tiny Beast is composed of Nuiko Wadden (harp) and Dawn Posey (violin). Ms. Wadden is an expressive player with an unconventional approach to the rhythmic possibilities of the orchestral harp. According to the Washington Post, “…Wadden’s superb, dancelike playing on the harp was a joy to hear.”
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Tasana Camara – Kora, Balafon
Sunday, March 19 | 3 PM
Tasana Camara is a world-renowned kora (harp) and balafon (marimba) performer from Conakry, Guinea. He has performed with the National Ballet of Guinea and at Carnegie Hall.
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The Secret Trio – Kanun
Saturday, April 1 | 7:30 PM
Ismail Lumanovski (clarinet), Tamer Pinarbasi (kanun/harp) and Ara Dinkjian (oud) blend Middle Eastern and western musical traditions in original and folk compositions.
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