Synthesis to Headline Toronto UMD Global Conference 2010

Macedonian ethno music group Synthesis will headline the 2nd Annual UMD Global Conference in Toronto!!!  Synthesis will perform on June 4, 2010 for aLIVE – A Macedonian Cultural Celebration and on June 5, 2010 for the Galatwo chances to see Synthesis live, DON’T MISS them both!!!

Synthesis combines the roots of Macedonian folk music heritage with contemporary arrangements, using a full range of original Macedonian instruments, such as the kaval, gaida, zurla, tapan, tarabuka and tambura.  Powerful and explosive, Synthesis is the most exported Macedonian world music project.
The name “Synthesis” was chosen to express the concept of the group, which is to combine traditional sounds with contemporary arrangements to create a musical synthesis.  Digging deeply into the roots of Macedonian folk heritage, with a serious concern for the basics of traditional compositions, the group has received high praise for breathing new life in this milieu.
The melancholic voyages of Synthesis, with the full emotional power of the heritage and the typical complexity of Macedonian rhythms should not be missed by any Balkan music fan. Macedonia has finally uncovered a contemporary world music project!
Synthesis carries on with the treatment of old, forgotten, and sometimes almost never heard songs, which are part of the rich Macedonian musical heritage, which, like Macedonian culture, has a long and enduring tradition.
Learn more about Synthesis by clicking HERE .
Listen to their music on YouTube .


aLIVE – A Macedonian Cultural Celebration
Macedonian culture comes aLIVE at The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on June 4, 2010.  A cosmopolitan array of performances, art/photography exhibits, cultural heritage, Macedonian food, and entertainment.  Network, explore and delight in the culture of Macedonia.
More information about other performers will follow in the coming week…however, don’t wait to buy your tickets.  $40 per person, $35 for students (student pass also includes June 3, 2010 Screening of the documentary A Name is A Name).  Click HERE to buy your tickets.   If you have already gotten a full-conference registration, no worries, this cultural program is included in the $299/$199 early registration!

Event Info
The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9
June 4, 2010


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