Summer is almost here, and with summer come the musicians. We have two upcoming house concerts in Tok in July – make sure to mark your calendars! For the uninitiated, a “house concert” is a concert hosted in someone’s home. These happen in communities around the country as musical artists make their way on often self-funded music tours. Last year, we hosted Marian Call and 907Britt at our place for a full night of great music.
July 2 – Meet singer-songwriter “Buskalaska“ on a magical mystery tour from England to the untamed wilds of Alaska and Canada, beginning June 2011. Buskalaska’s musical journey will take him from Anchorage to the Arctic Circle, from the Yukon and Alberta to the Rockies and isles of BC, performing at festivals, coffee houses and bars, house concerts and impromptu street performances. AND in Tok, Alaska at the Risdahl’s place. You can hear some of his music here.
July 16 – Folias Flute and Guitar Duo will be performing acoustic tango music in Tok (location TBA) AND giving Tango lessons. Yes, TANGO lessons. More about them from their website:
The Grand Rapids, MI based Folias Flute and Guitar Duo was founded by the husband and wife duo Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron in 2002. They have performed in concert halls, clubs and for tango events across North America. The duo’s original compositions and arrangements have been recorded on four separate Folias CD releases which are on the Blue Griffin Recording and White Pine Music labels and have been reviewed by Flute Talk magazine and Fanfare Magazine. The duo’s background in classical concert music performance and composition mixed with their training in tango and jazz make their performances both informed and exciting. Find out more at Folias Music.
How is THAT for global culture in Tok, Alaska? What other events are happening in the community that you’d like to promote?