|2013 SJSF/BERKLEE SUMMER SERIES
@ Derby Square | Salem, MA | 5-7 pm
Saturdays: 2013 schedule as follows:
Rain location - The Vault, 217 Essex St.
MAY 11th - Bob Marley Ensemble
Note time change for May 11th: 5:30p - 7:30p
JUNE 8th - Joanna Teters/Mad Satta
JULY 13th - Albino Mbie
AUGUST 10th - Nick Hakim
|A free outdoor music series that takes place in Derby Square on Second Saturdays
throughout the summer, produced in partnership with Berklee College of Music.
Bring a chair or a pillow to sit on and enjoy the music!
Sponsored by: The Lobster Shanty
|MAY 11th - Bob Marley Ensemble | TIME CHANGE 5:30p - 7:30p
Matt Jenson assistant professor of piano at the Berklee College of Music in
Boston, MA has created a class entitled “The Music and Life of Bob Marley”
takes an in-depth study of his life, maintaining the utmost respect for the
soulfulness of his music and for his message of LOVE and resistance to
The recordings and performances of Bob Marley and his band represent near
perfection in terms of groove music and spirit-ful production. Rhythmic
layering, one of the legacies of the African musical Diaspora, is presented in
such gritty precision that its study is imperative and a great joy to experience.
Sponsored by: Chianti Jazz Lounge
|June 8th - Joanna Teters/Mad Satta | 5:00p - 7:00p
Mad Satta is at the forefront of a new movement in Soul and R&B music. This
eclectic, eight-piece band merges elements of old-school soul with hip-hop,
rock, and jazz creating an intriguing paragon.
"Mad Satta creatively blends vocals with an intelligent, yet accessible,
instrumental back drop. Joanna Teters has something very special - a voice
that is inviting, provocative and unique. Loving it."
- Terri Lyne Carrington|GRAMMY award-winning drummer / composer
Sponsored by: Salem Five Charitable
|July 13th - Albino Mbie | 5:00p - 7:00p
Albino Mbie was born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in
southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Fueled by the
resourcefulness and determination that have always characterized
Mozambicans, he built his first guitar at 16 from a 5-liter can of oil, scrap
wood, and strings made out of electrical cords.
Drawn to the sounds of neighborhood street musicians in Maputo, Albino
began to play in a number of local bands. As with his home-made guitar,
Albino wanted to combine styles and incorporate diverse elements in his
music. For his talents to grow, he knew he needed experience new places,
cultures, and sounds.
Sponsored by: Salem Trolley Co.
|August 10th - Nick Hakim | 5:00p - 7:00p
Nick Hakim is a singer/songwriter from Washington D.C. He has currently
been playing venues in Boston and New York such as Yes.Oui.Si Art Gallery,
band have been cultivating their sound in preparation for his upcoming record
set to be released in 2013.
Some of his influences include Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield and the
Impressions, and the Beatles.
|Winner of 2013 Gold Star Award
from MA Cultural Council