Thu Mar 8
Tunes at Noon: Basilissa
Christina Gaspar (BMus’06), Sara Ciantar (BA’06), Robin Layne
Basilissa is an ancient name which is the feminine form for king. A Portuguese ensemble, Basilissa is a group of three long-time Vancouver-based musicians; a collection of first- and second-generation Canadians with an inherited dissonance of what home means. At the heart of it all, Basilissa’s music is rooted in a style of bittersweet Portuguese folk music known as Fado, which literally translates as fate. Fado embodies a sensation called saudade; the complex co-mingling of longing, love, sadness and joy.
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.