Fri July 15
Fela Kuti Tribute
Nikhil P. Yerawader’s Living Language

Led by multi-instrumentalist Nikhil P. Yerawadekar (Antibalas, Low Mentality), Living Language pays homage to Fela Kuti and his Afrobeat concept in a nimble, soulful jazz format. The ensemble features musicians from Antibalas, Akoya Afrobeat, Charles Bradley & The Extraordinaires, and Midnight Magic. Living Language creates dance-friendly new colloquialisms. Sonorous and funky, the band aims to develop the musical language of Afrobeat.

VENUE: White Feather Farm, 1389 Rt 212, Saugerties, NY 12477

Fri July 22
Kayhan Kalhor
Persian Classical Music

A once in a lifetime opportunity to see Kayhan Kalhor in such an intimate, beautiful setting!

Kayhan is a Grammy Award winning, internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the Iranian kamancheh (spiked fiddle) and is one of Iran’s most beloved artists who through his many musical collaborations has been instrumental in popularizing Persian music in the West and is a creative force in today’s music scene.

“When Mr. Kalhor performed, it sounded like a conversation among several ­instruments, with the varying timbres at times evoking the wailing pleas of disconsolate lovers. From a simple, muted beginning, the music became more intense and embellished, as ornate melodies and ornaments unfolded with calligraphic detail above ostinato bass patterns.” – NY Times

VENUE: White Feather Farm, 1389 Rt 212, Saugerties, NY 12477

Fri July 29
Dakha Brakha

A band like no other, in a time like no other. Soulful subversive folk-art heroes, DakhaBrakha from Kyiv, Ukraine creates a world of unexpected sounds and visuals. Self-described as “ambassadors of free Ukraine,” their shows are punctuated with cries of “Stop Putin!” and “No war!” This “Ukrainian-folk-meets-punk group” (NPR) whose name means “give/take” in old Ukrainian, explore a modern take on Ukrainian folk traditions with elements of cabaret, jazz, rock and hip-hop as part of the band’s DNA. Their music is at first intimate then riotous, plumbing the depths of contemporary roots and rhythms, inspiring political, cultural and artistic liberation.

VENUE: The Colony, Woodstock  22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498

Fri July 29
Talking Drums meet Afrobeat

Mamadou’s Fantastic Band featuring members of Afro Beat band Super Yamba

Mamadou Mbenge is a master of the tama talking drum from Senegal, West Africa who follows a long line of griot (oral story-tellers) musicians. The Fantastic Band play drum-heavy dance grooves that are rooted in West African rhythms alongside with R&B, soul, jazz – and whatever else strikes their fancy. Mamadou will be joined by members of the Brooklyn-based Afro-funk band Super Yamba.

VENUE: White Feather Farm, 1389 Rt 212, Saugerties, NY 12477

Fri August 12
World Premiere: From Jazz to the American Songbook
Bria Skonberg and Elizabeth Goodfellow

From Jazz to the American Songbook
Master musicians Bria Skonberg (Trumpet, Vocals, Piano, Ukulele) and Elizabeth Goodfellow (Marimba, Vocals, Drums, Percussion) will be performing a canon of material specifically written or chosen for this concert inspired by Joni Mitchell, Steve Reich, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits and many more.

VENUE: White Feather Farm, 1389 Rt 212, Saugerties, NY 12477

Thurs August 18
Meridian Brothers

Direct from Colombian, The Meridian Brother’s re-interpret all manners of Latin Tropical styles with a strong psychedelic and experimental sensibility. Their Latin American rhythms are augmented by sampling techniques, elaborate effect processing, and quirky, theatrical vocals, which channel imaginary characters with both pathos and humor. Their new project is a tribute to New York’s 70’s era Salsa Dura!

VENUE: The Colony, Woodstock,  22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498

Fri August 19
Cumbia, surf and the B52’s
Banda Chuska

La Banda Chuska takes inspiration from the twangy surf music of 1960s Peru paying tribute to bands such as Los Belkings and Los Siderals. The band also has an affinity for Peruvian cumbia sounds with a special emphasis on the more psychedelic end of the chicha spectrum. Their post-punk energy has also drawn comparisons to a tropical version of the B-52s. With Felipe Wurst and Sam Day Harmet on guitars, Adele Fournet on organ, Erica Mancini on accordion, Abe Pollack on bass, and Joel Mateo on drums.

VENUE: White Feather Farm, 1389 Rt 212, Saugerties, NY 12477