Friday, June 23rd 7:30pm @ Shared Visions Retreat Center (special location!)
Don’t miss this wonderful live music dance wave at the beautiful Shared Visions Retreat Center (AKA. old Murphy School)!
Will Ridenour and Gabriel Pelli will be plucking, stringing, strumming, and jamming on the kora, guitar, fiddle and percussion to craft a powerful wave of uplifting passion, beauty, strength and power!
$7-20+ support these amazing live musicians! 🙂
Please note: this week we’re hosting our usual Friday Night Durham Dance Wave at the Monday night location (Shared Visions Retreat Center) to accomidate the CherDonna performance presented in collaboration with ADF at The Living Arts Collective, you won’t have a chance to dance or watch, as they’ll still be doing tech and dress on Friday! See the Cherdonna performance schedule here.
More about Gabriel and Will:
From Central North Carolina, Gabriel Pelli and Will Ridenour are refining an unprecedented blend of American folk and West African kora music. They met while playing music for the renowned Paperhand Puppet Intervention theater troupe, where they first got a taste of what a project together could yield. People from all walks of life relate to their cultured songs that spark images of love and remembrance, beauty and resistance, passion and strength.
Gabriel Pelli brings an indie rock and jazz background to the group from his work and touring with The Old Ceremony and the Squirrel Nut Zippers. He also has a passion for folk and old time fiddle, which is an integral part of this band’s sound. Will Ridenour has studied the West African harp-lute kora since 1999, and with this collaboration brings his unique and universal style to fruition. He has toured 28 countries worldwide with punk outfit Zegota and dance band Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba.
Together, they create an uplifting sound with profound capabilities.