Kuumbwa Presented Concerts
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Sharon Knight & Winter in Concert
Friday, April 26 @ 7:30 PM
Bay Area songstress Sharon Knight is a Celtic folk singer in leather armbands. She plays octave mandolin as if it were an electric guitar and sings as though she means to summon a storm. With the nimble artistry of longtime collaborator Winter on acoustic guitar, the duo casts a musical enchantment that is both delicate and fierce.
The pair’s Celtic-infused “Neofolk Romantique” style reveals a deep love of storytelling, and has been described as “haunting”, “otherworldly”, and “ethereal, with a bit of rock-and-roll grit.” After 8 years of touring extensively, Sharon and Winter have returned home to the California Coast, and are developing a multi-media project featuring music and art inspired by sea myths from around the world.
Also appearing will be Faelan Shiva, a dynamic belly dance fusion artist and teacher. She is the founder of Trillium Belly Dance Studio in Santa Cruz and leads the Satinka Belly Dance troupe. Her work honors the roots of belly dance with traditionally-inspired movement, while also embracing modern artistic interpretation with new, original choreography. Angus McMahan will join the performers on congas and percussion. Bay Area music fans may remember him from the “sorta-blues” band Quazimojo; more recently, he appeared with Faelan Shiva, and with Sharon Knight and Winter, at PantheaCon in San Jose.
This one-night-only concert is presented by Community Seed as part of its annual Beltane celebration. Community Seed is a Santa Cruz-based nonprofit organization that provides the local Pagan community with opportunities to gather, learn and celebrate. The group hosts monthly Open Circles and Energy Walks, quarterly public Sabbats, and other public events; all are welcome to attend. Community Seed also supports the work of Pagan artists and hopes that this concert will help bring their work to a wider audience.
$20-$40/Adv | All Ages
Discounts available for students, seniors, educators, and groups
Doors at 7:00 PM
More info: Community Seed | 831-469-0336 | firstname.lastname@example.org