There was a free show in Monroe Park on June 1, 1969 including the Richmond debut of the band Child featuring a young Bruce Springsteen. They did 3 songs before, as I recall, they got shut down by police at the urging of the residents of the Prestwould. The songs played were Voodoo Child, Jennifer and Crown Liquor. This photo, courtesy of BruceBase was supposedly taken of the Boss at Monroe Park at the 1969 show. They would return to Monroe Park on July 18, 1971 as the Bruce Springsteen Band…
The band’s music contains elements of African music, Latin music, funk, soul, jazz, pop, rock, and other genres. The band is known for the dynamic sound of their horn section and the interplay between the contrasting vocals. The kalimba (African thumb piano) is played on all of the band’s albums.
Although they lost founding member Maurice White last year, the band is carrying on, spreading not just entertainment, but also inspiration.
Nancy Van Auken and Barbara Banyasz, piano duettists, present “Piano Duets by the Three D’s–Dvorak, Debussy, and Dohnanyi” at the Main branch of the Richmond Public Library, from 2 to 3 pm Saturday in the Gellman Room.
Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese taiko drum, Kodo is forging new directions for a vibrant, living art form. In Japanese, the word “kodo” conveys two meanings. Firstly, “heartbeat,” the primal source of all rhythm. The sound of the great taiko is said to resemble a mother’s heartbeat as felt in the womb, and it is no myth that babies are often lulled asleep by its thunderous vibrations. Secondly, read in a different way, the word can mean “children of the drum,” a reflection of Kodo’s desire to play the drums simply, with the heart of a child.
Sharon Spencer Munz, Anne O’Bryne, and Lisa Edwards Burrs, sopranos, present art songs, opera/oratorio, and theater music as part of the Gellman Room Concert Series at the Main branch of the Richmond Public Library. The show takes place this Saturday at 3 pm.