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Joining a long history of music and arts series, the Crocker Art Museum is kicking off 2019 with a four-month world music project titled Global Rhythms. In the spirit of our city’s diverse cultural makeup, the Crocker will welcome four special presentations inside the museum’s Setzer Foundation Auditorium, including; an homage to Brazil, a new school of Mexican folk, a legendary Nigerian ensemble, and a rhythmic fusion of Indian, Mexican, European folk and American jazz.

Providing a variety of what world music has to offer, Global Rhythms is the exciting brainchild of Julie Baker, a local arts entrepreneur, Stacy Shelnut-Hendrick, the Crocker’s director of education, and Erin Dorn, the Crocker’s adult education and art access coordinator.

“It sort of originated with our director of education who recognized that we had never had a music series focused on world music and that here in Sacramento we’re an incredible diverse community,” said Dorn. “We thought it would…

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