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Last Weekend For Mariposa Evenings In The Art Park

MARIPOSA – This is the last weekend of the 2015 season of Mariposa Evenings – the free, live summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – on the green, at The Art Park in historic, in downtown Mariposa.

This weekend will feature the debut of two unique and eclectic groups: Baraka Moon from San Francisco/Berkeley on Friday, Aug. 28; and The Roger Perry Band on Saturday, Aug. 29.

The original music of San Francisco’s Baraka Moon is a unique and vibrant mix of Qawaali Sufi Trance Songs, Indian, Middle Eastern and African Drum, Harmonium, Guitar, Percussion and the Aboriginal Australian Didgeridoo, featuring virtuoso musicians from 3 distinct cultures – USA, Pakistan, and the UK – creating a performance, the likes of which, has never been seen or heard in Mariposa before.

This expressive and positive music transcends convention and boundaries, inviting audience involvement in singing and dancing along in the unity of our common humanity. You can learn more and sample the music of this very eclectic group at www.barakamoon.com or their Facebook page.

Roger Perry Band - photo courtesy Mariposa Co Arts CouncilBeing influenced by disparate music styles such as, rock, blues, real country, reggae, poly-rhythmic jazz and folk, and by various artists – from Leonard Cohen to John Coltrane, Miles Davis to Frank Zappa, and including Elvis and Johnny Cash – make Fresno music icon, Roger Perry, difficult to easily categorize, but extremely entertaining none the less.

With a singing voice that’s been likened to Roy Orbison and the guitar playing skills of Chet Atkins, Perry is a formidable talent on his own, and surrounded by the seasoned professionals – known regionally, nationally, and internationally – that make up his band, should make for an even more powerhouse performance. Learn more about this talented Central Valley/Coast artist at www.rogerperrymusic.com or his Facebook music page.

All performances begin at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Art Park, located on Highway 140, between 4th and 5th Streets, in historic downtown Mariposa, CA. Free parking on 5th Street along the Creek Walkway to the Park, also providing handicapped access.

The shows are free to the public – tips for the performers will be solicited, encouraged, and appreciated.

The Mariposa Arts Council, sponsor of Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, is funded in part by Mariposa County, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The MARIPOSA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, INC. is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County.

Written by Ronnie Sweeting – Producer/Mariposa Evenings

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