Artists from around the world will #MakeItMontco for Abington Art Center’s 3rd Annual World Music Concert Series., according to a press release.
Five, free concerts will be held on Abington Art Center’s historic, 27-acre campus on Thursday evenings from mid-June through the end of July. Guests are encouraged to enjoy food on the beautiful back lawn while watching performers whose music spans the globe from Africa to Asia to South America. The concerts are the result of a partnership between Abington Art Center and Lucky Goat Coffee House and are free and open to the public.
This year’s lineup includes Rio Mira on June 20, a socially conscious collaboration between artists from neighboring Colombia and Ecuador, guided by the distinctive percussive tones of the marimba.
On June 27, Magdaliz Roura & Trio Crisol (Spanish for melting pot) feature a Latin Ensemble dedicated to the interpretation of folk and traditional music from Latin America and the Caribbean. On July 11, Coreyah will mix modern and traditional music rooted in Korean folklore and incorporating a variety of musical genres from Anglo-American rock to Balkan gypsy. On July 18, Kakande will bring balafon (xylophone) music from West Africa. And on July 25, LV Benga Africa, the only resident band of its kind in the US, will bring Kenya’s popular benga music to Montco. A fusion of Kenyan folksongs and Latin-American rumba, this guitar-driven dance music is sure to have audiences of their feet.
“Montgomery County is an international destination with a diverse population of people engaged in the arts,” said Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board Director of Government & Cultural Affairs, Jessica Willingham. “We’re thrilled that artists from across the globe choose to perform on our stages and contribute to the county’s cultural vibrancy.”
The shows go on rain or shine, Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. from June 20–July 25. Guests can bring their own food or enjoy selections from on-site food trucks and beverages from the beer and wine garden. The concerts are free, but donations are accepted.
For more information go to abingtonartcenter.com.