Wednesday Folk Traditons
- Performances are held Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm in the Sunken Garden. Admission is $10, $2 for children 16 and under. Season tickets available at the door. Picnickers are welcome on the museum grounds beginning at 5:00 prior to the concert. The museum with its grounds is a smoke-free site.
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- June 12
- Intergenerational and intercultural, Rebelle perform inspirational and meditative original Roots reggae. Mystical chants mix with pulsing tribal rhythms, guitar and tight harmonies sung in four languages—Wolof, Creole, French and English.
“African dread sojourn along a trance-like musical vibe of Oneness, Unity, and Roots.”
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- June 19
- Comprised of African-American and Jewish-American musicians, the Experience is dedicated to preserving, promoting and expanding the cultural and musical heritage of the Jewish and African diaspora. Their performance is an artistic response to anti-Semitism and racism of all forms.
“Never before have I heard this lyrically powerful fusion of Jewish and jazz souls on Fire”
Nat Hentoff, The Wall Street Journal
- June 26
Tim Eriksen and The Trio de Pumpkintown
- Perform multicultural folksongs from an imaginary New England village—love songs of the sea, fiddle tunes, ballads, shape-note and afro/celtic gospel. Acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations, Eriksen’s hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment have been described as magical realism in song.
“A storyteller at heart, with a distinctive, unvarnished voice.”
- July 10
- Amherst Area Gospel Choir
- Our fourth annual Horace Clarence Boyer Memorial Gospel Performance and 32nd annual gospel concert features the newly-formed Amherst Area Gospel Choir.
- July 17
Jose Gonzales and Criollo Clasico
- Contemporary rhythms of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic led by one of today’s foremost exponents of Caribbean music. Gonzalez is acclaimed for his original compositions featuring the cuatro.
“Full of rhythms, flowing melodies and masterly guitar playing.”
- July 24
- A community chorus singing for freedom and justice in the languages of South Africa—Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho—and the world celebrating 25 years.
“If you have not yet heard Amandla, you are in for a treat!”
- July 31
The Art Steele Blues Band
- A staple on the New England scene, the band performs quintessential American music: “When we play we want to sweep people into our framework, paint a picture in their head and a feeling in their heart.”
“Blues is like religion for Steele … he has carried the mantle with fervor and zeal.”
Donnie Moorehouse, BLUESWIRE