Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

"Enriching the Spirit of Community!"

Jugalbandi Music in the Schools

Main Building - Main Hall

Jugalbandi (Jyool-gull-bon-dee) is an Indian musical term referring to the part of a Raga when the musicians engage in a conversation, a give-and-take. Many times this has a playful quality to it.

Jugalbandi — a project of the Sebastopol Community Center started in the fall of 2000. The program is designed to provide local schoolchildren with the opportunity to both enjoy the performance of and interact with artists performing in music, storytelling, dance and theater. 

Our continued thanks go out to Greg Brown, Nina Gerber and Red House Records, who continue to provide ongoing support to this program thru sales of the live Greg Brown Kate Wolf Festival double CD and Nina Gerber's own CDs. Click here to purchase!

We also extend appreciation and thanks to the following supporters of the program: O’Reilly Media, Community Foundation Sonoma County and the Kiwanis Club of

Sebastopol. Their support has helped to ensure that this program is available to all children, regardless of financial situation, and has allowed us to extend our program to cover busing costs for all classes that require busing in order to attend. THANK YOU! 

Here is a video of our Jugalbandi show with Las Cafeteras - by Kelton Arcado

Previous School Programs

  • Old Blind Dogs 2017
  • Joe Craven Dec 2016
  • Las Cafeteras Sept 2016
  • Hills to Hollers September 2015
  • Joe Craven and Mamajowali (world music) March 2015
  • Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca (from Congo – Afro-Cuban music) October 2014
  • Habib Koite (from Mali – West African music) January 2014
  • BeauSoleil (cajun, creole, and zydeco) March 2013
  • Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir (African-American Roots music) January 2012
  • Lunasa (from Ireland) November 2012
  • Old Blind Dogs (from Scotland) September 2011
  • Kenya Safari Acrobats (from Kenya) March 2011
  • Second City (from Chicago) October 2010
  • Baka Beyond (from Africa, UK & Brittany) September 2009
  • Habib Koite & Bamada (from Mali, Africa) April 2009
  • Tannahill Weavers (from Scotland) September 2008
  • Le Vent du Nord (from Quebec) September 2007
  • George McGovern speaks on world hunger and other topics, March 2006
  • The Cottars (from Cape Breton Island, Canada) September 2006
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo (from South Africa – a capella) March 2006
  • Michael Franti film “I Know I’m Not Alone” plus performance, January 2006
  • Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats (from China) October 2005
  • Cherish The Ladies (from Ireland & USA) September 2005
  • Steve Seskin “Don’t Laugh At Me” , April 2005
  • SF Mime Troupe workshops (Analy High School) Spring 2005
  • Axis Dance Company Spring 2005
  • Baka Beyond (from Africa, Brittany & Britain) 2004
  • Caminos Flamencos (flamenco music and dance) 2004
  • Arlo Guthrie 2004
  • Eddie From Ohio 2004
  • Barachois (from Prince Edward Island) 2003
  • Second City (from Chicago) 2003
  • Thomas Mapfumo & Blacks Unlimited (from Zimbabwe) 2003
  • Ribbon of Highway/Endless Skyway (Woody Guthrie Tribute) 2003
  • Old Blind Dogs (from Scotland) 2002
  • Scott Gerber (Cowboy lore & songs) 2002
  • The Persuasions (USA) 2002
  • Axe Abada (Brazilian Capoiera Troupe) 2002
  • Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival (Hawaii) 2002
  • Patrick Ball (Storyteller /Harpist) 2001
  • Second City (Chicago) 2001
  • Sandy Silva w/Laura Risk, Cucanandy (Dance, Music) 2001
  • Campbell Brothers w/Katie Jackson (Pedal Steel Gospel) 2001
  • April Verch, Chris Caswell (Canadian fiddler/dancer, Celtic Harpist) 2000
  • Le Vent Du Nord Jugalbandi Show Sept 2007