We hope that you are having a good 2020 so far.
This Wednesday, Kori, Jeff, and Adam from our public radio station, KVNF, came to record the Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble in the drum room and interview us for their show, Talkin’ Music, to be aired on Thursday the 16th at 6pm and Saturday the 18th at 10:30am. We’re looking forward to hearing it and hope you can tune in 90.9fm locally or kvnf.org globally.
We are deep in our final preparations for the upcoming Marimba “Festival” January 17-19th that will feature a listening concert, dance concert, kid’s matinee concert, and a hands-on marimba workshop. This project is so close to our hearts that it is hard to say anything except this – please come join us as we share ourselves as generously as we know how with our beloved community. This is the final concert for this season’s World Music In Paradise Concert Series – thanks for making 2019-2020 such a great season.
If you would really like to support us and to see what we’ve been spending our time doing in 2019, $35 will get you tickets to both nights, the Listening Concert and the Dance Concert – pick them up locally (two night deal not available online) at The Cirque or The Paradise Theatre.
This funky 8-piece marimba ensemble will be joined by the sounds of mandolin, trumpet, flute, melodica, drumset, cajon, steelpan, percussion, clarinet, saxophones, baritone horn, voices, and more. We have learned up a lot of songs this year, so the concert material will be different each night as we are only planning to play 4 or 5 special pieces both evenings. As far as our overall repertoire for the weekend, about 2/5’s of the music we’ll be playing consists of our original compositions from members of the band, about 2/5’s of it will be our arrangements of musical selections from around the world, and about 1/5 will be our versions of pop songs and other modern music from the US.
ALSO, bring the kids to the Free Kid’s Matinee with the Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 1-2pm.
The hands-on Marimba Workshop is January 19th at the Paradise 10:30-noon. $25. With David Alderdice.
Arlyn and David
“Collective assembly has long been a part of the human experience. . . . Collective assembly is more than just people coming together to distract themselves from life by watching a game, concert, or play—instead it is an opportunity to feel connected to something bigger than oneself; it is an opportunity to feel joy, social connection, meaning, and peace.” Shira Gabriel, Jennifer Valenti, Kristin Naragon-Gainey, and Ariana Young
Also check out: “Why Experiencing Joy and Pain in a Group Is So Powerful” by Brené Brown