Mayo Performing Arts Center and Morris Arts team up to present the 8th annual Music Beyond Borders free lunchtime summer world music concert series on the Morristown Green.
Four concerts will take place between June 27 and August 9. Concerts begin at 12:30 and last approximately one hour.
Each Music Beyond Borders concert will feature a performance of world music reflecting the diverse culture and population of the area. Brown bag a meal, stop by while walking your dog and experience a world music celebration while getting to know your neighbors.
In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors at the United Methodist Church located at 50 S Park Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960.
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Explore the universal language of rhythm with this unique, award-winning multi-ethnic group. Féraba fuses traditional sounds and movements of West Africa with American tap dance, hip-hop and jazz, performing on international radio/TV, at Lincoln Center, Town Hall and throughout USA, Europe and West Africa.
Its artistic director, prominent tap dancer, Irene Koloseus has performed throughout the US, West Africa and Europe, appearing with such world-renowned tap dancers as Dr. James “Buster” Brown and Savion Glover, among others. She is also a teaching artist leading award-winning workshops and residencies throughout the tristate area. Colleagues Ibrahima Kolipe Camar (a Master Drummer from Guinea, West Africa), Andy Algira (drummer, percussionist, balafonist and pianist with jazz and African music expertise), and Yalani Bangoura (Master dancer, performer, choreographer, acrobat and hip hop artist from Guinea, West Africa) join others in highlighting the unique ability of rhythm as a means of promoting tolerance and cultural understanding.
Fabled dancer Gregory Hines states, “I am so impressed. I have never seen anything like this!”