WOMEX always starts off with a gala evening event in which the host country presents a sampling of its musical culture. This year the program was produced by the virtuoso bagpiper Budinho.
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Here's a simply wonderful performance of "Magla Padnala" a folksong attributed to Macedonia, albeit not without local controversy.
The Kronos Quartet is an institution in classical music. Performing or composing for them is a rite of passage, and the honor's not easily won. You have to play to fit in with this crowd.
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