The Five Strings & Alex Boyé
August 5th will feature The Five Strings, a family violin group ranging in age from 6 – 16 years old, at 6:30 pm. Audiences are amazed at the variety of music they play at such a young age. In addition to violin, the group features mandolin, guitar, piano, ukulele, as well as singing and dancing. They will be followed by local favorite Alex Boyé at 8:00 pm. Embracing his rich heritage after years of successful recordings as a gospel artist, the charismatic, London born, U.S. based vocal powerhouse is having a breakthrough year as a mainstream pop artist. His concert will feature “pop music with an African twist”. “I’ve done everything else—jazz, pop, hip hop, gospel, heavy metal, even emo—and then I got a phone call from The Piano Guys wanting me to be in their video singing Swahili,” Alex is gratified by the response to his Africanized versions of pop songs and the commercial opportunities they are opening for his career. “I think above all, people respond to an artist’s honesty and integrity, and I feel like I am being true to myself in a way I have never been,” he says.
The public is invited to bring their own picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts, which will have an open lawn setting. Food trucks will be on site each night. Additional activities will include sports, art, music and dance for the whole family.
2016/08/05 - 2016/08/05
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Sponsored in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private family foundation that empowers communities to transform neglected public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music, the Levitt AMP Midvale Music Series will present 11 free, family-friendly concerts to the public this summer at the Midvale Park.