The performances by Electric Grioland and Unidos da Filadelfia, scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday Sept. 11, 2022, have been canceled because weather forecasts predict rain all afternoon. We hope to host these performers in the future.
Percussion ensemble Unidos da Filadelfia will open the show with a variety of beats from Brazil and the United states, played on the instruments typical of a Rio-style samba school. Youba Cisko and Electric Grioland, a multi-instrumentalist ensemble, will follow with a program of mystical and unbridled rhythms from West Africa and the African Diaspora. The band is noted for its mix of reggae, roots music, and the music of the Jeliya — the traditional West African practice of music accompanied by poetry, storytelling, history, and other oral art forms.
Photo, “Droplets”, by Santosh Kumar, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike license.