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Singer-songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, Aurelio Martinez aka AURELIO (born 1969), is one of Central America’s most gifted performers. Born in Honduras, the artist is known for his powerful and evocative voice. He is a major tradition-bearer of the Garifuna culture and music and he is considered nowadays as the Cultural Ambassador of the Garifuna nation. 

Tony Trischka
Michael Daves

with Jacob Jolliff (mandolin) and Erik Albar (bass)


Tony Trischka, the man who made the banjo bigger, jazzier and more worldly brings his banjo to Hunterdon County World Music Day.
Some musicians open up whole new realms. In the world of the banjo, the music that marked the change came from Tony Trischka.  Up out of bluegrass and country and then all over.  To roots in Africa.  To heights of jazz.  Banjo, unbound.  Tony Trischka set it free.
Embracing all manner of possibilities, while keeping one foot firmly planted in the traditional bluegrass roots that first inspired him to make music, Tony will be appearing with his band of extraordinary musicians.



Michael Daves was born in 1977 in the southern empire of Atlanta, Georgia. Soon after, he began to make loud noises, so his loving parents put music instruments in front of him. It was a good plan. He grew up in that grand tradition of staying up late & singing real loud. Although he's since moved north, the humid south remains in heart and sinus cavities.  Heralded as “a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene” by the New York Times, Daves has garnered attention for his work with Chris Thile, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, and Rosanne Cash in addition to his solo performances.  




Women's Raga Massive presents Karavika, a critically acclaimed chamber quartet led by violinist Trina Basu and cellist Amali Premawardhana. Pioneers of their own genre “raga chamber folk”, Karavika seamlessly blends classical music of the Indian subcontinent and folk music of the Americas with western chamber music. Drawing upon influences of nature, beauty, simple melodies and complex classical compositions, they seek to bring together creative improvisations and arrangements with authentic traditions. Their debut album "Sunrise" features collaborative reinterpretations of old film and folk music from South Asia. All About Jazz praised the album as "a dynamic sonic blend of uncommon mesmeric beauty." Their second release "Of Earth & Sky” is a deeper exploration of their various musical influences, old, new, east and west. The CD is a collection of songs all dancing around themes of love, family and motherhood. Karavika collaborates with Perry Wortman on bass and Roshni Samlal on tabla. 

Women's Raga Massive (WRM), a collaborative Brooklyn Raga Massive project uses Indian Classical music as a feminist framework while drawing from the diverse cultures of Brooklyn. They seek to create a platform for female identified artists to engage in primarily musical conversations and present their creative works. Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) is an artist collective dedicated to creating cross-cultural understanding through the lens of Indian classical and Raga inspired music. The New York Times says they are "preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit...a vital part of a flowering of Indian music in NYC."  www.brooklynragamassive.org/

Eco del Sur



Eco Del Sur, which means “Echoes of the South,” was founded in 2000. Eco Del Sur consists of Latin American artists from various musical backgrounds who are united to explore and perform ancient Andean music as well as contemporary music from different Latin American regions.

Eco Del Sur’s members are from different countries including Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador, making Eco Del Sur a diverse mixture of backgrounds and musical experiences. Each member of the group has mastered several indigenous and contemporary instruments. Some of the musical instruments used by Eco Del Sur include the pan-pipes and wooden flutes created by Pre-Columbian civilizations. Eco Del Sur also utilizes the string and percussion instruments introduced to Latin America by the Spanish and African heritage cultures.

Anthony Carrera



Anthony Carrera is a New Jersey based world music multi instrumentalist that has fully devoted his life to his music. Anthony is a student of classical/flamenco guitar, handpan, & sitar but also consistently aims to absorb and learn as much about the different styles of music the world has to offer. While Anthony believes all styles of music should be learned in their most traditional manners to preserve to beauty of the style & pay respect to the culture from which it came, he also believes all styles of music can be blended together to create something truly beautiful and unique. While Anthony plays many different kinds of events throughout the NJ/NYC area he can most regularly be seen within the NYC subway system as an active & new member of MTA’s Arts & Designs Music Under New York Program. A few regular locations where Anthony performs include Penn Station, Grand Central, Times Square, & the World Trade Center. 
Andy Wasserman



Pianist & teacher, Andy Wasserman draws on an astonishingly diverse range of experiences in the music industry. His original compositions, arrangements and instrumental performances on many recordings and soundtracks for TV, Radio and Film productions have appeared on the NBC, CBS and ABC networks, as well as Cable TV stations that include A & E, The Lifetime Network, The History Channel, The Travel Channel, TBS, Nickelodeon, The Turner Network, QVC and The Learning Channel.

Internationally, his work has been heard on TV, film and radio produced around the world in countries that include Japan, Argentina, Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, Australia, Belgium, Czech


Jim Davidson


Jim Davidson “JIMBÉ” plays and teaches West African percussion using the traditional instruments of the Djembe ensemble.  He has studied with many West African drum masters over the last 20 years, most notably Mamady Keïta.  Mamady and his students are the source of most of the rhythms Jim plays.  The drummers each play different patterns that together make the musical rhythm, and there are many many rhythms.  African drumming is about community, each is a part of the whole.   Jim also builds and repairs drums and he leads drum circles for public and private events.

Blue Grass Jam


Bring your Mandolins, Guitars, Violins, and Banjos to our open bluegrass jam! The jam is friendly to all levels and is guaranteed to be a great way to meet fellow Hunterdon County based pickers.

Don't play an instrument? It's just as enjoyable to listen!

The 2018 Bluegrass Jam will be run by Daniella Fischetti and Tim Ryan


Financial Support Provided in Part by the NJ STate COuncil on the Arts and Discovery Jersey Arts NJ State Council on the Arts Discover Jersey Arts