World Music Series Event at the Library: Guy Mendilow

Join us in the library auditorium tomorrow, Wednesday, August 24 for a culturally diverse music concert by the Guy Mendilow Band.

Led by Israeli composer/performer Guy Mendilow, this spirited quintet breaks down musical boundaries with an inventive blend of Sephardi tempered with Bahian street beats and Blues. “Mendilow is no dilettante,” writes the Boston Phoenix. “He learned the music of these countries by living and working there — so when he sings … he knows what he’s talking about.” Performing in Ladino, Hebrew, Portuguese and English, the band skillfully fuses tradition with a contemporary sound. Alongside lush vocal harmonies, woodwinds and strings, the five members of the Guy Mendilow Band create intricate textures with berimbaus, percussion, trancy jaw harps, and Mendilow’s award-winning overtone singing. The group’s appeal reaches far beyond world music audiences only.

The program is made possible thougth a partnership with Riverside Concerts. This activity is funded by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council through the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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