Tomorrow is the start of the Minnesota State Fair, some schools are already in session and its getting a bit more comfortable in the evening….but summer (and Open Field) is not over yet. Tomorrow night we are pleased to present a packed lineup of musicians for Acoustic Campfire. Come on out and join us.
Malamanya is a Minneapolis-based group that celebrates the traditional rhythms and melodies of Cuban son, salsa, samba, and the country music of Central and Latin America. Our acoustic driven dance rhythms draw on the organic form of simpler times. Convivial and contagious we bring “el sabor” of times past into the present. Check them out on facebook.com/Malamanya. and this recent article in the Star Tribune.
Mila is a female vocal ensemble focused on producing authentic vocal performances from over thirty countries and in over a dozen unique vocal styles. Though they are grounded in Eastern European harmonic traditions, their repertoire includes music from Western and Central Europe, Asia and The Americas and they have studied with renowned vocalists from Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia, Spain and Ukraine. Generally they perform a cappella but for the evening at the Walker there will be a selection of songs performed with the accompaniment of Orkestar Bez Ime! Read more on their website.
Orkestar Bez Ime is a twin cities based musical ensemble that formed in 2002 with the intention of bringing Balkan dance music to the upper mid-west. The group consists of violin, clarinet, bass, guitar accordion, guitar, drums and features vocalist Natalie Nowytski a.k.a. “The Chameleon” who sings in over 50 languages. Learn more about the group at http://www.rogaria.com/