Naia, a Celtic Flute and Harp duo from Portland, Maine will be joining Kathryn Claire and Hanz Araki from Portland, OR for a concert at the Hoffman Center, Thursday April 18th at 7:30 pm. Admission will be $10.
Flutist Nicole Rabata and harpist Danielle Langord of Naia have appeared throughout the US and on international stages in various ensembles and as soloists.
Recent highlights include the International Flute Festival of Lund, Sweden, the Magic Flute Festival in Stockholm, the Hebridean Celtic Festival in Scotland, Longy School of Music, WOMAD Festival in England,Amherst College, New Hampshire Highland Games, the Festival Interceltique du L’Orient in Brittany, France, and the Hammersmith Irish Center in London.
Nicole has been featured on BBC Glasgow and French National Television.
Both have been heard recently on NPR’s show ‘Thistle and Shamrock.’
In demand as teachers, both musicians are on the applied music faculty at Colby College, teaching clinics and workshops throughout New England.
To listen to their music, check here: http://www.naiamusic.com/
HANZ ARAKI: Flute player/singer Hanz Araki is the quintessential world music musician, performing a blend of traditional Scottish, Irish and English songs and instrumentals with fierce musicianship and an original approach. His journey began with traditional Japanese music and led to traditional Celtic, pop and rock. Channeling six generations of flautists, a cross-cultural tapestry is woven that never grows stale.
KATHRYN CLAIRE: Kathryn Claire has asserted herself in a new generation of traditionally-inspired musicians. Her violin-playing exhibits a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and she possesses the rare ability to move seamlessly across genres. Her deep love and respect for traditional music has long been a driving influence and those roots can be heard in her own original music.
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