Carpe Diem Arts has joined forces with Brookletts Place Talbot County Senior Center and the Talbot County Free Library to present the popular virtual Heritage Monthly Concert Series every fourth Friday of the month at 4 p.m. through June. The concerts will be presented via Zoom and Facebook Live and can be found at CarpeDiemArts.org/brookletts-place or facebook.com/carpediemarts2you/live.
The Friday, April 23 performances will kick off at 4 p.m. with a song from host Karen Somerville, accompanied by Joe Holt on piano. The first featured guest is Egyptian-American Maggie Yacoub whose diverse musical palette has been inspired by her passion for both Western and Eastern music, including pop, jazz, soul, and Arabic jazz fusion. Yacoub is currently working on a recording that will feature sounds and voices from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Egypt, India, the Balkan region, and Brooklyn.
Next up will be Chris Noyes who is known far and wide for her angelic voice and superb accompaniment on guitar and ukulele. Noyes will serenade us with a marvelous medley of songs and hauntingly beautiful melodies in celebration of our planet Earth. For those who enjoy singing, there will be plenty of opportunity to join in on a round and chorus or two.
Mark your calendars for these future monthly concert dates:
May 28 will feature Patricia Shih in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month and Caron Dale in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, with a nod to Mother’s Day too!
June 25 artists include Grammy awardees Dan and Claudia Zanes celebrating Caribbean-American Heritage and Andrea & Harold Blackford with Jim Harkless of Washington Revels’ Jubilee Voices, honoring Juneteenth (June 19).
All ages are welcome! Invite friends and family worldwide to share in these memorable musical experiences.
The Heritage Concert Series is made possible by the generous support of the Brookletts Place/Upper Shore Aging Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Talbot County Free Library, Talbot County Arts Council with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, and by individual contributors to Carpe Diem Arts and Brookletts Place.
For more information on the Virtual Heritage Concert Series, visit www.CarpeDiemArts.org/brookletts-place.