Council of the Arts announces 2007-2008 performance series

NORWICH – The Chenango County Council of the Arts in Norwich has announced the lineup for its 2007/2008 performance series.

The season opens on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. with a performance by Burkina Electric. Created by New York based composer and drummer Lukas Ligeti, with vocalist Mai Lingani from Burkina Faso, the group brings new concepts to both Burkinabe music and Western club electronica by infusing computer-based performance with rhythms and other elements of African Burkinabe traditions.

Grupo Greg Ribot is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Grupo Greg Ribot is an acclaimed quintet that features band leader/composer Greg Ribot and Argenitean guitarist/composer Francisco “Pancho” Navarro. The group performs original Latin American music, including Cumbia, Bomba, Rumba, Afoxe, Joropo, Argentine Folk and Brazilian.

On Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. the Celtic inspired pop rock group Ceili Rain takes the stage. “A tight band composed of solid vocal harmonies, tin whistles and Highland pipes, this six-piece group is led by Syracuse’s Bob Halligan, who is no stranger to composing killer hooks…Bob has written songs for Judas Priest, KISS, Blue Oyster Cult, Cher, Michael Bolton and even Fabio.”

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