You’ll be moved by percussion that’s both intricate and ebullient as Elikeh performs music that captures traditional rhythms of Togo and ‘70s Afrofunk. Band leader Massama Dogo, former Music Director of the University Orchestra in Togo, is joined by drummer Tosin Aribisala, who has toured and recorded with Femi Kuti and Talib Kweli, and master percussionist Joseph Ngwa, renowned performer and teacher.
NEW THIS YEAR!! The concert begin at 7PM, but the entertainment begins at 5:30PM with a Mini Street Festival. Check out mime Mark Jaster and and clowng expert Sabrina Mandell as they combine outrageous acrobatics and hyper-advanced communication skills with honest, gentle humor and playful interaction, obliterating many a skeptic’s antipathy toward mime. Experience the crafty clowning of Ambush Theater’s performance artists and you dare don’t miss your chance to interact with comedian-juggler Michael Rosman and chalk artists from Exit Studio.
PARKING: Parking for The Free Summer Outdoor Concerts and workshops is in the metro garage for $4.75 with Metro SmarTrip card. Parking for patrons with disabilities (with tag) and Strathmore Stars Parking (with Strathmore Summer Parking Pass) is in the Mansion lot on a space available basis, enter at 10701 Rockville Pike until 7PM.
SEATING: Please bring blankets or low beach chairs. No pets, please.
DINING: Back by popular demand! BBQ ribs, pulled pork, veggie burgers, hot dogs, side dishes, desserts, soda, water, beer and wine are available for purchase at the BBQ Shack. Join us a little early and enjoy dinner on the lawn before the show.
Private, catered picnics are available for groups. Call (301) 581-5225.
Date: August 4, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Strathmore Outdoor, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852