Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cedar Mill's Novel Destinations Concert Series Closes with Spirited African Rhythms

Fools in Paradise, an eclectic 6-person group performing a variety of music on African instruments, will be the final concert in the Cedar Mill Community Library's Adult Summer Reading Program concert series. They will perform on Thursday, August 11, at 7 PM.

The band's traditional Zimbabwean mbira (kalimba) songs will transport you to another time and place. The rousing marimba music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana and Guinea creates an energetic, danceable sound, while the original material combines African melodies with moving and thought-provoking lyrics. Saxophone, congas, djembe, electric bass kalimba, shakers and vocal harmonies round out the sound. You will love listening to this joyful, upbeat music!

Weather permitting, this concert will be held outside the Cedar Mill Library in the plaza near the Libertine Deli. If you can't make the event, find their CD in the WCCLS catalog.