Unity Park Plaground, Turners Falls, noon-5pm
Rain date 6/5. Free!Student Performers and:
The versatile members of Surcari perform an irresistible mix of instrumental and vocal music from different Spanish speaking countries on a wide array of traditional instruments. Surcari’s extensive repertoire is drawn from the group’s artistic influences, which include folk/traditional, Latin, classical, jazz, and flamenco.
Currently living in Northampton, MA, Carrie Ferguson’s original songs range from playfully jubilant and whimsical, to soaring pop, country-tinged folk, and straight up rock.
The Akwaaba Ensemble brings West African drumming and dance to vivid life, holding sway with the rich and subtle rhythmic patterns and styles specific to different tribal groups of West Africa.
The ensemble is led by master percussionist and teacher Theophilus Nii Martey, who began studying traditional African music during his childhood in Ghana. The Akwaaba Ensemble’s energetic and engaging performances are a reflection of their name, which means ‘Welcome‘ in the Akan language of Ghana.
This event is made possible in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Community Foundation of Western Mass, RiverCulture, Franklin First Credit Union, Greenfield Savings Bank, Common Media, and the Franklin County Community Development Corporation. We are grateful for their support!