We are extremely pleased to open our summer series with our favorite original Afro-Celtic 'dance' band - the amazing and fabulous Baka Beyond! If you are unfamiliar with their music, be prepared to move! From their website:
The rhythms of the hunter-gatherer Baka People from the Cameroon rainforest resonate with musical styles from all around the world. Baka Beyond use them to tie music from different genres together. Also carried in these rhythms and in all Baka Beyond performances is the sense of joyous celebration and inclusion that the Baka bring to all their music. The band brings musicians from different cultures and backgrounds together in a seamless celebration of the Global Village.
Baka Beyond are not recreating other people's music. They use the spirit of the Baka's music to present their own musical heritage, whether the Rhumba rhythms of Kibi's native Congo, or the Celtic melodies of Martin's Cornish/Welsh heritage, seamlessly combined.
“Keeping still is only an option for the dead, or those too mesmerized by the sheer joy of it all” - Metro
“A feast for the eyes and heart as well as the ears and feet” - Miami Herald
- Castoro Cellars - Friday, June 30 - $25 - show starts at 7:00
- Doors open at 6:00
- We'll have a catered dinner with a vegetarian option (menu and cost TBA) starting at 6:00. Please, no outside food or beverages allowed at catered concerts.
- Sound solar-powered thanks to Semmes & Co.
- Seating provided – there is also room on the lawn for blankets and low-back, low-seat chairs.