Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm CDT
Mokoomba, is a six-musician group from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The group sings in a number of languages including English, Luvale, Tonga, Nyanja, Ndebele, and Shona. Mokoomba takes its name from a Tonga word that connotates deep respect for the Zambezi River and the vibrant life along its banks. Mokoomba combines traditional and modern instruments and a variety of international pop and Pan-African styles – including Soukous, Funk and Reggae – to bring together different cultures from southern, east and central Africa. Mokoomba has released three albums so far, and has toured widely, winning critical praise at home and abroad. The Guardian’s Robin Denslow called Mokoomba “the best young band in Zimbabwe”, while Afropop Worldwide‘s Banning Eyre described them as “quite simply the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory”. Jon Pareles of the New York Times called lead singer Mathias Muzaza’s vocal range “riveting” and “griot-strength”. Isaac Chirwa praised Mokoomba as “Zimbabwe’s best band” in Zimbabwe’s Daily News Live. Once again, you can always expect the unexpected from the eclectic musical mix of the Under the Beams concert series!
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm CST
Sep 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm CDT
Join us to kick off Kunstfest with a bang this year as we open our historic Thrall’s Opera House to live music, dancing and drinks! We will be featuring – for the first time ever – the Bros. Lewis Band, a group known for their upbeat, dance-inducing rock and roll. Beer and wine will be provided by St. Philip’s Inn as well as some light refreshments. Hit the dance floor and blow off some steam before enjoying the townwide festival! Thrall’s Opera House is located at 612 Church St., New Harmony. Attendees must be 21+.
Purchase your ticket online here: https://www.indianamuseum.org/programs/kunstfest-kick-off-concert/
Jun 02, 2023 – Jun 03, 2023 CDT
The New Harmony Project invites you to join the 2023 company of artists, staff, board, and friends for the 2023 Celebration of New Plays! readings, discussions, and community events will feature writers and artists from across the country.
PLEASE NOTE: The Friday 8pm and Saturday 2pm readings are FREE and open to the public. The Saturday 8pm reading requires a FRIDAY Evening Only Ticket
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND
6:00pm – Dinner with the Company
8:00pm – Reading of YOUR NAME IS A SONG by Shavonne Coleman
9:30pm – Dessert Reception
SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD
7:30-9:30am – Continental Breakfast
10:30am – Moderated Panel with 2023 Writers
12:00pm – Lunch with the Company
2:00pm – Reading of WIPEOUT by Aurora Real de Asua
5:30pm – Cocktail Hour
6:30pm – Dinner to Honor the 2023 Company
8:00pm – Reading of MEXODUS by Brian Quijada & Nygel D. Robinson
9:30pm – Closing Reception to Honor NHP’s Leadership Team
Mar 25, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm CDT
Three Award-winning legends tell and play the story of the blues!
Hosted by Corey Harris, a MacArthur Grant recipient, along with America’s foremost blues harmonica virtuoso, Phil Wiggins and Cedric Watson, True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation. The True Blues concert vividly brings to life this crucial wellspring of American music through these legendary musicians.
Cory Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In his early twenties he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded many old songs of the blues tradition while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock and West African music.
Phil Wiggins is arguably America’s foremost blues harmonica virtuoso. While rooted in the melodic Piedmont or “Tidewater” blues of the Chesapeake region, his mastery of the instrument now transcends stylistic boundaries. Born in Washington D.C. in 1954, Phil Wiggins achieved worldwide acclaim over three decades as one half of the premier Piedmont blues duo of Cephas & Wiggins. He is a two-time winner of the prestigious WC Handy award and was honored with both the National Endowment of the Arts 2017 National Heritage Fellowship and the 2021 Maryland Heritage Award, both the most prestigious awards for traditional arts.
One of the brightest young talents to emerge in Cajun, Creole and Zydeco (Louisiana French) music over the last decade, Cedric Watson is a four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist & songwriter with seemingly unlimited potential. Cedric made his first appearance at the age of 19 at the Zydeco Jam at The Big Easy in Houston, TX. Just two years later, he moved to south Louisiana, quickly immersing himself in French music and language. Over the next several years, Cedric performed French music in 17 countries and on 7 full-length albums with various groups, including the Pine Leaf Boys, several others, and with his own group, Bijou Creole.
Blues is at the center of Corey, Phil and Cedric’s artistry, and the blues takes center stage in this True Blues concert.
Mar 04, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm CST
Cellist, Ani Aznavoorian, and pianist, Marta Aznavoorian, each a renowned soloist and chamber musician in her own right, together celebrate the sounds of their ancestral homeland, Armenia.
Cellist Ani is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician with some of the most recognized ensembles, and she has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Winner of numerous prestigious awards, Ani received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School.
Pianist Marta is known for her inspiringly spirited playing and vast emotional reach. The multi-Grammy nominated artist has performed to critical acclaim throughout the world as orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, has many awards and accolades reflecting her talent, and received her Bachelor degree and Artist Diploma at Indiana University and Master Degree from New England Conservatory.
The talent and connection between these sisters is stunning, found only in families surrounded with the love of music.
Obtain tickets at UndertheBeams.org