Spring Concert

World music needs world rhythm!

Our spring concert will feature guest percussionist, Kelby MacNayr

Drummer/composer/band-leader Kelby MacNayr performs groundbreaking original music, soulful swinging jazz, reaching contemporary music and traditional music from around the world.  For the last decade Kelby has explored a passion for World Music, studying and performing in the traditional musics of Cuba, Portugal, Brazil, Zimbabwe and West Africa. He has been fortunate to play with some of the foremost performers and in each genre.  This has led to performances and/ or recordings with Zimbabwean traditional musicians Garadziva Chigamba and Kokanai Mazite; West African master drummers Nii Tettey Tettey and Abraham Adzenyah; in Portuguese Fado and Brazilian MPB with Sara Marreiros; in the popular and folkloric music of Cuba with the Puentes Brothers, Son de Cuba, and La Candela; in North American folk music with Jane Siberry and Dan Wise; and in intercultural fusion groups with Kyoto-based members of Pro Musica Niponica and traditional Kagura and Taiko musicians. 

Kelby is a longtime friend of the Linden Singers, having worked with the choir leading up to our tour to Cuba.  We look forward to him joining us for our concert on May 11th.  

Kelby MacNayr with cymbal and drumsticks