The second season of “Sunday(s) @ I-House,” an ongoing fundraiser benefiting International House, Davis, is well under way. Sunday will feature live music at an end-of-the-year celebration headlined by the Sacramento Taiko Drummers, beginning at 7 p.m. I-House is at 10 College Park.
James Williams and Matthew Harral are the co-producers of the event.
“Since its inception in February, we have showcased many local performers at our open-mic shows, while welcoming literally hundreds of new visitors into I-House,” Williams said in a news release. “It’s thrilling to experience the mixing of the many cultures within the diverse community of Davis.
“Music, song, and spoken word have been the staples of the programs, always with the emphasis on cross-cultural improvisations.”
This will be the final show of 2012; the series will be on hiatus until March 3, then will continue on the first and last Sundays through May.
Slated to perform Sunday are several regulars: cellist Dan Barker and two pop-rock bands, Belle Francisco and Tha Dirt Feelin’. The Midnight Jazz Trio, headed by I-House Program Committee chair Robert Blake, also will play.
Newcomers will include Camila Ortiz, Aaron Jessup, Gianna Biagi and Rowan McGuire. Rounding out the ethnic fare will be Nada Brahma with Matt Grasso on raga guitar and Parteek Bansal on tabla. World trance jazz combo Drumsum and Haitian sensation T-Rosemond will perform, as will Toby Seeger of Ital Souls.
Sundays @ I-House is a free event and is open to all ages. Donations are welcome. For more information, contact Williams at [email protected] or 916-541-8980 or Harral at [email protected] or 530-312-3220.