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Manitou Hosts Fall Equinox Concert with Derrik Jordan and Jed Blume

The Manitou Project’s woods concert tradition returns with an honoring of Fall Equinox Sat. Sept. 25, 4-5:30pm. Multi-instrumentalist and award-winning composer/performer Derrik Jordan joins tabla and handpan virtuoso Jed Blume in their captivating blend of melodious, percussive sound uniquely well suited to the woodland setting. Drawing from traditions that span the world — African, Asian, Middle Eastern and Brazilian — Derrik’s work complements Jed’s world fusion style, with roots in Indian raga and other traditions. Those who have experienced these acclaimed artists together in this incomparable setting know what magic unfolds. The changing mix of violin, flute, tabla and handpan — with its crisp, tonal timber that evokes ethereal, trancelike reverberations — brings in birdsong as well. The healing power of the music in this sacred forest theater amidst tall pines will stay with you well into the changing season.

Derrik’s World Fusion Show produced in Brattleboro through BCTV won the national award for the Best Entertainment and Arts Series 2019 in public access tv. He was commissioned by The Vermont Symphony Orchestra to write a piece (“Odzihozo And The Lake”) which was performed in 10 venues around the state in the fall of 2009. His piece “Sky Mirror” for string quartet, shakuhachi and electric guitar was awarded the Shakuhachi Chamber Music International Prize 2008. Recently, his “Suite for an Imaginary Country” was performed by the Juno Orchestra of the Brattleboro Music Center as a part of their Juno Singles Concert Series. Jed’s group Aura Shards with Anders Burrows plays original world fusion music.

The concert is by donation, with proceeds supporting the artists, their work and Manitou’s “Community with Nature”. Manitou is located at 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Directions: go 1.4 miles up Sunset Lake Rd. from Williamsville Village, sign on right. Or approximately 5 miles over the top of Sunset Lake Rd. from Rt. 9. We encourage social distancing in our outdoor setting: bring a mask (especially if you’re not vaccinated) in case consensus among those present is to use them.
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