Old Town School of Folk Music Announces World Music Wednesdays Schedule for Summer 2009
Excerpt – World Music Wednesdays replaces the previous format of Old Town School of Folk Music’s Peña, Afrofolk, and World Music Series by presenting music of all of these genres in each three-month series. The series will run all year round. This series will present music, dance and culture of Africa, Europe, Asia, The Middle East and The Americas.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Taj Weekes and Adowa (St. Lucia)
Taj Weekes is a superb roots reggae artist from the small Caribbean island of St. Lucia who formed his group Adowa in New York City and has since released two critically acclaimed albums; Hope and Doubt and Deidem. Weekes sings assuredly and soulfully for the voiceless and the oppressed and has become a true cultural ambassador for the Caribbean. A poet and humanitarian steeped in Rastafari, Taj Weekes is a positive force whose nonprofit, They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) has gained international attention for its work with disadvantaged children.
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