Sacred sounds, tones, rhythms coming to Village Green

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||| FROM BETHANY MARIE for ORCAS CENTER |||


Get ready for a beat-packed special double music project that’s sure to get you moving! Youssoupha Sidibe and Drumspyder will perform on the Village Green this Sunday, July 3 starting at 6 p.m. as part of the Summer Concert Series presented by Orcas Center, OrcaSong Farm, Country Corner and San Juan County.

Youssoupha Sidibe is a Grammy™ nominated Kora (African Harp) player from Senegal. Throw away all your ideas of what a harpist is, Youssoupha breaks out of traditional Kora styles that are hundreds of years old, to create a new style that has never been heard before, blending aspects of Reggae and music western.

Drumspyder, (Scott Sterling) weaves rhythm, melody and line exploring ancient pagan and Celtic ways into vital contemporary expressions. An expert percussionist specializing in tamborine and frame drums, he weaves together intricate hand percussion and bass-heavy production into finely sculpted grooves that are equally inspiring for the dancefloor and the performer onstage. Drawing inspiration from the folk, medieval and Renaissance music of the British Isles, his music is a unique alchemy of musical traditions, energetic tribal rhythms and pagan atmosphere.

The Orcas Center Summer Concert Series on the Village Green is FREE thanks to donations from local businesses. More information and the full concert schedule are available at www.OrcasCenter.org.



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