Dengue Fever
Dengue Fever opens ArtPower’s 2019-20 season on Nov. 5. Photo by Marc Walker

ArtPower at UC San Diego’s 2019–20 season will feature over 30 performances by internationally renowned artists with a special focus on modern Asian music.

Subscriptions went on sale this month for the new season, which will celebrate artistic and cultural diversity in chamber music, dance, global music and jazz.

The special Asian series opens on Nov. 5 with Dengue Fever, recognized for their blend of 1960s Cambodian pop and psychedelic rock.

In the spring, ArtPower celebrates the Hindu holiday of Holi with “the best party band in years,” Red Baraat Festival of Colors, which is known for merging hard driving North Indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz, and raw punk energy.

A dance series features the Aakash Odedra Company performing at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego, and Rosie Kay Dance Company’s award-winning 5 SOLIDERS at Liberty Station’s White Box.

A free, participatory concert at the U.S./Mexico border will feature Choir! Choir! Choir! and celebrate the unique friendship, culture and community we share and highlight the beauty of the border region through song.

“Our commitment to excellence and exploration is unwavering,” said ArtPower Executive Director Jordan Peimer. “And we invite you to not only experience your favorite art forms, but also to get out of your comfort zone and encounter something unexpected.”

A complete schedule, including chamber music and jazz concerts that begin as early as October, is available online.

ArtPower events take place in venues across the UC San Diego campus and around San Diego. Subscriptions went on July 1, and single tickets go on sale July 29.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.