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Music on the Porch: Gabe & Will, Thurs, Sept 28 at 5:30 pm

Will Ridenour has studied the West African harp-lute kora since 1999, touring 28 countries with punk outfit Zegota and dance band Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba. Gabriel Pelli brings an indie rock and jazz background from his work with The Old Ceremony and Squirrel Nut Zippers.

Together, Gabe & Will produce a fresh blend of American and West African folk music. Fiddle and guitar join the 21-stringed kora as roots music from two continents collide! You can enjoy a sample of their sound on YouTube. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!

Music on the Porch: Kamara Thomas, Cosmic Americana

Join us for the first show of our Fall 2017 concert series! Music on the Porch is sponsored by the Center for the Study of the American South, and all are welcome.

Born in Chicago to a hippie-turned-born-again mother who only permitted her to listen to country/western music, Kamara Thomas is a singer, songwriter, and dramatist who previously performed with the Ghost Gamblers as well as power trio Earl Greyhound. Her debut album Tularosa: An American Dreamtime explores the Mythic West through a song cycle about a forsaken plot of New Mexico land. Now hailing from Durham, North Carolina, Thomas has been called one of “14 Artists Proving Black Americana Is Real.”

This show is free and open to the public. Free parking is available after 5:00 pm in the Park Place parking lot. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!

Best of Spring 2017 Music on the Porch

We’ll be back on the porch with more great Southern music this fall… Until then, please enjoy a few of our favorite things from this Spring!

 

Music on the Porch: Lenard D. Moore & University of Mount Olive Jazz Band

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Join us at the Center for an inspirational evening of poetry and jazz! The University of Mount Olive Jazz Band, directed by Dr. William Ford, will perform classic jazz standards.  Discover the essentials of jazz music improvisation and techniques combined with the poetic voice as a jazz instrument.

Poet, essayist, and playwright Lenard D. Moore is Associate Professor of English at the University of Mount Olive. He was the first African American President of the Haiku Society of America. Moore founded the MooreCarolina African American Writers Collective, and was co-founder of Washington Street Writers Group. He received the North Carolina Award for Public Literature in 2014, and his work has been featured in Southern Cultures.

This show is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!

Music on the Porch: Best of Spring 2016

We hope you were able to join us for some of this spring’s outstanding MOTP lineup. In case you missed it, or if you’d like to listen again, here are a few of our favorite things.

Music on the Porch returns on Thursday, August 25 with UNC’s amazing a capella group Harmonyx. We’ll see you then!