If you are lucky enough to hear this group, you'll recognize their sound as something breathtakingly new even as they honor old African-American musical traditions. You'll hear the grit of low-down country and urban blues to the bold brass of New Orleans; the hand-clapping, hustle and bustle of gospel to fiery postmodern, jazz-infused horn arrangements; the haunting cries of work songs to pulsating drums that reach back to the roots of it all.|
This group is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities and boundless beauty of African-American music. It drives us down Highway 49 from Clarksdale to New Orleans, journeys across the Middle Passage, takes us from chain gangs and juke joints, to orchestra pits and church pews, and even to back porches. Their loving celebration of tradition gives rise to a new adventure in music with a singular sound.
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The Susquehanna Folk Music Society (SFMS), based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a nonprofit education and arts organization dedicated to the advancement, promotion and preservation of traditional, contemporary and international folk music and folk culture. SFMS presents a full calendar of concerts, dances, workshops and educational programs.
Visit www.sfmsfolk.org to see our entire calendar of events and learn about the many benefits of membership, including admission discounts on most events.
SFMS is supported by our members and many generous organizations, including the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Cultural Enrichment Fund.
This event is cosponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Womyn's Chorus and by the Blues Society of Central Pennsylvania.
Free Potluck at 6:00 pm. Bring a covered dish to share!
Fort Hunter Centennial Barn (View)
5300 N Front St
Harrisburg, PA 17110
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|