Libana performances open windows into diverse, rarely heard, women’s musical expressions from around the world. Their music ranges from exquisite Balkan harmonies to the rooted pulses of Latin American rhythms, from hauntingly beautiful sounds of Slav music from Hungary to a riveting ritual exorcism dance with percussion from Egypt – all woven into a collage of shifting colors and rhythms.
Founded in 1979 by director Susan Robbins, Libana is a six woman ensemble that has toured extensively throughout North America and Canada, and in 1996, made their European debut at the Varna International Folk Festival in Bulgaria. Other recent festival appearances include the Britt Festival in Medford, Oregon, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Coup de Coeur Francophone Festival in Montreal, and Clearwater’s Hudson River Revival in New York.
Join LIBANA for an evening of celebration and experience the ensemble which presents traditional and contemporary world music and dance from a uniquely women’s perspective.