If you like your music up close and personal, the Athens Cultural Center and Brian Melick are presenting a series of concerts melding musical roots and influences from around the world. The series kicks off Saturday, April 29th featuring Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard, highlighting original music inspired by West African, Caribbean, Brazilian and Classical sounds and textures. Concerts start at 7PM, doors open at 6:30, and the suggested donation is $10. The Athens Cultural Center is located at 24 Second Street, Athens. Please check our website, www.athensculturalcenter.org for information on programs, workshops, exhibitions and updates on the other concerts in this series.
Here's what the critics are saying about Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard: "Karibu is yet another musical postcard from Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius as she and her muse continue their journey to far off lands and cultures-some of which have yet to have been discovered-and to the outer reaches of her awe-inspiring imagination. Once again she and her talented bunch of co-conspirators have conjured up new worlds, new mysteries, and new musical pathways. I treasure the music of Elizabeth & Heard because in it I hear and feel an unbounded joy and an irresistible optimism that never fail to surprise, delight and uplift me." - Hal Miller, drummer and jazz writer/historian. For a sneak peek and listen visit www.heardmusic.net to get a taste of what is in store on April 29th.
The Athens Cultural Center is pleased to have percussionist Brian Melick performing and curating this music series. As he explains, "Most every artist that I work with has similar connection with their music with respect to drawing on all the different influences that have come to be the main ingredients of that style. No one that I work with only does one thing which of course makes their body of music so much more interesting." Actively involved with music for the past thirty-five years, Brian has developed a wide range of experience as a drummer, multi-hand percussionist, and as an educator. He has been a featured artist on over 375 commercially recorded works and has been produced by major as well as independent record companies.