october

 

THIS FALL!

FRIDAY 10/24 8:00PM

SHANGO!

Shango Afrobeat Orchestra pays homage to the legendary Fela Kuti.


Fela Kuti was Nigeria's James Brown, Bob Marley, Dr. King,

Sly Stone, Malcolm X, and George Clinton all rolled into one

super-funky, hilarious, radical activist, hyper-sexual trickster.

He created his very own Afro-Pop sound combining and blending

everything he had ever heard, from Yoruba songs and rhythms, to

Highlife guitars, to American Jazz and Funk and beyond.

And in the African tradition, everybody dances, you can't escape it.



Fela was such an outsize figure it takes four members of Shango

(Jonny Peiffer as bandleader, Stu Diaz as vocalist, Matt Langley on

tenor saxophone, and Mike Effenberger on keys) to even come close to

pulling off what Fela himself was able to do. With horn players,

guitars, keyboards, percussion, singers and dancers,

Shango is nearly 20 members strong.


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SATURDAY 10/25 7:30PM

CHRIS KLAXTON

CD RELEASE PARTY!

A sneak peek at completed album:


  1. William Blake's poem, "The Land of Dreams", set to music by Chris

and dedicated to his loving nephew, his biggest fan, David Higgins.

David recently passed on.

• Arrangement of Stephen Foster's, "Hard Times"

• Arrangement of poet, Cody John Laplante's, "fictional friends"

  1. Musical musings on the vastness of space and the wisdom of Carl

Sagan


$12 in advance and $15 at the door

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november

SATURDAY 11/1 7:30PM

GARY SREDZIENSKI & THE SERFS

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ETHNIC   INSTRUMENTAL ROCK  XTREME POLKA!


The Serfs have been delighting audiences for 20 years with their unique

blend of instruments and musical genres. One of the earliest

objectives of the band was to elevate the much maligned image of

the piano accordion. Not dwelling upon one genre of music, the Serfs draw

from a wide variety of traditional world music styles and its own compositions to cross boundaries and elevate the accordion's image to a diverse multicultural vocalist



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SATURDAY 11/8 7:30PM & SUNDAY 11/9 2:00PM
The Lullaby of Broadway! A Dance Hall Cabaret
After receiving a standing ovation at the recent Vadueville show at The Dance Hall in Kittery, "The Lullaby of Broadway" starring Linette Miles and accompanied by Dean Diggins has been expanded into a full evening, two-act show, with the addition of Steve Small. Both Linette and Steve are multi-talented singers actors, dancers, and directors who have been seen in many productions, including shows at Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick, ME and Rochester Opera House.  With Dean Diggins as emcee and pianist, Linette and Steve present songs from well-known Broadway shows tied together by a story with surprising twists.  

Performances are Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m.  
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FRIDAY 11/21 8:00PM

SOGGY PO’ BOYS

COME TO LISTEN, COME TO DANCE!

The Soggy Po boys are a New Orleans flavored octet

based in the Seacoast of New Hampshire.


With a repertoire of New Orleans standards, spirituals,

contemporary music, and swing tunes, the Po Boys

offer a lively blend of fun and insanity.


The Soggy Po Boys are:

Eric Klaxton-Saxophone

Colin Mainella-Trumpet

Zach Lange-Trumfit

Nick Mainella-Saxophone

Mike Effenberger-Piano

Stu Dias-Guitar and Vocals

Jim Rudolf-Drums

Claude Fried-Sousaphone


8pm


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SATURDAY 11/22 7:30PM

IN EARS N’ EYES a collaboration of visual art, music, and dance

In Ear N' Eyes features original compositions for the event with the goal of interaction and improvisation between all the artists present.


Visual Artist/Musician~ Roger Goldenberg 

Musicians:

Taylor O'Donnell

Nick Mainella

Eric Klaxton

Chris Kaxton

Matt Langley

Zach Lange

Brandon Newbould

Rob Gerry

Mike Effenberger

Eric von Oeyen

Jonny Peiffer


Dancers:

Sarah Duclos and Neoteric Dance


$12 in advance and $15 at the door

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SUNDAY 11/23 1-4PM

GLOBAL RHYTHMS WORKSHOP

TAIKO DRUMMING WITH ELAINE FONG

Ever have a secret yearning to pound on something other than a table?  

Here is your chance to break a sweat and bring out the "inner" drummer

in you. Get a "taste" of taiko (Japanese drums) in this three-hour workshop!  

At this workshop, you will learn to play taiko with ease using your entire

body as well as using your voice to create an energetic and rhythmic flow.


Previous percussion experience is welcome!


Taiko is a physical experience; wear loose and comfortable clothing.

The taiko workshop will be taught by Elaine Fong (founder and former

artistic director of Odaiko New England).



Cost: $30 in advance/$35 at door (Note: Enrollment is limited,

so it is highly recommended that you register in advance).


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SUNDAY 11/16 4-6PM

GLOBAL RHYTHMS:

Plaiurile Dornelor Ensemble

from Vatra Dornei, Bukovina, Romania

Performance & Demonstration

This folk group was founded in 1977 at the Clubul Copiilor (“Children’s Club”) for

ages 7-18 to teach traditional Romanian music, dance and crafts. Winners of many

Romanian dance competitions, they have been invited to perform at international

folk festivals in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Ukraine and Mold-

ova. They often appear on local and national radio and TV programs. They will pre-

sent folk dances and introduce us to unique folk traditions for the winter holidays

from Bukovina.


All ages welcome!


$10 suggested donation