Are you bored with the same old grungy Allstonian rockers and mellow JP folk weirdos? Do your ears burn with a intense wanderlust for wider musical horizons? Then we invite you to turn your attention to, of all places, Beacon Hill, where tonight the Church of the Advent has prepared a stellar cast of local musicians playing a wide variety of ethnic-based tunes for the final performance in their spring concert series. Sheltered under the high arched ceiling and sparkling stained glass of this majestic church, four virtuosic acts shall transport the audience round the globe. Local heavyweight Phil Scarff and Jerry Leake (of Natraj) blend traditional Indian music, West African rythms and jazz improvisation for enlighteningly smooth experience. Ayumi Ueda sings with her voice and brass bowls to Bhrigu Sahni’s classical guitar to forment spiritual tranquility. The Other Georgia is an all-male acapella trio that specializes in the haunting folk melodies of that melancholc Eastern European nation. Last but least Master Drummer Moses Buyondo, a main organizer at the Advent Library, will play 7 (count ’em: 7!) traditional instruments from his home country of Uganda. Tonight will be a night celebrating the rich cultural heritage of our tiny planet. Come out for a rare piece of musically accompanied transcendence.
8pm All Ages $10 suggested donation
The Other Georgia – on retreat from Cruz Dann Productions on Vimeo.