The Morgan Arts Council in Berkeley Springs, continues to present free Friday Night and Saturday Afternoon concerts.
The Saturday Afternoon Concert will be held August 5 at the Berkeley Springs State Park at 5:30 p.m. with Mathew Tembo & the Afro Routes. Mathew Tembo is an award-winning Afro-Pop and Reggae musician originally from Zambia in Southern Africa. Chachacha are songs of freedom and redemption, originally sung by freedom fighters to express the op- pression of colonial system in 1960s Zambia. Tembo infuses the traditional songs with pop sensibilities, creating a unique African style featuring the kalimba and silimba, handmade Zambian instruments.
He live in Pittsburgh, where he is a PhD student and serves as an ambassador of Zambian musical culture.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, and local hotel/motel taxes.
For more information on this and other MAC activities go to www.macicehouse.org and on our Facebook page.