2018 EARTH SKY TIME FARM CONCERTS
ALL shows begin@ 5:00 and feature bus-fired pizza & beer/wine
$15 Admission (students & Farmers $10 / kids free)
shows will be held inside the barn in the event of rain
Burlington based Barika blends indie funk with psychedelic West African grooves. Craig Myers, known for his work in Rubblebucket, and Phish bassist Mike Gordon’s band, leads on the kamel n’goni, a West African stringed instrument and weaves deep groove music inspired the Wassoulou region of Mali.
Satyrdagg's music explores the far and intense reaches of rhythm, harmony, tonality, and modality. Satyrdagg is a "booty-shakin" funk fusion, world music, neo-soul, metal mashup featuring soaring improvisation and tightly arranged original music.
Thursday 6/21 BETSAYDA MACHADO and PARANDA EL CLAVO
Betsayda Machado is the voice of Venezuela. Raised in the small village of El Clavo in the region of Barlovento, her recent rural recordings with lifelong friends Parranda El Clavo brought new attention to Venezuelan Afro-Soul genre: 'Tambor'. A spirit-shaking percussion and voice fiesta, said to make dancers float. The New York Times' Jon Pareles called Betsayda and Parranda:
"The kind of group that world-music fans have always been thrilled to discover: Vital, accomplished, local, unplugged, deeply rooted". Betsayda and co. rocked the farm last year and we're excited to welcome them back for a special summer solstice celebration!
Saturday 7/7 MOKOOMBA
Mokoomba is one the most exciting bands to come out of Africa in the 21st century! This explosively talented six-man crew from northern Zimbabwe has toured over 40 countries on five continents, and performed at the world’s most prestigious international festivals. Mokoomba’s music is rooted in the Tonga, Luvale and Nyanja rhythms and melodies. Their signature sound is a mix of indigenous elements and influences from modern regional styles, such as Congolese soukous and South African vocal polyphony. The band’s kinetic, choreographed stage show centers around mesmerizing lead singer Mathias Muzaza. Mathis can coo and croon, growl like a dancehall braggadocio, toss in falsetto and vibrato or soar into his full throated, leather-smooth tenor.
Sunday 7/22 LAKOU MIZIK
Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising young talents, united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their collective culture and communicate a message of pride, strength and hope to their countrymen and the world.
Music is at the core of Haiti’s sense of identity, and musicians have always played an important role in society, both in documenting the country’s history and helping to shape its path forward. Lakou Mizik is keeping this tradition alive, narrating the world through music made in neighborhoods, villages and post-earthquake camps. They draw from Haiti’s deep well of creative strength to shine a celebratory light on this tragically misrepresented country.
Sunday 8/5 SPIRIT FAMILY REUNION
Spirit Family Reunion began singing together on the street corners of New York City in 2009. Since that time they have travelled the highways of America delivering raw, high energy, honest music. They have shared the stage with musical heroes such as Pete Seeger and Levon Helm, and have given notable performances at festivals including Stage Coach, Austin City Limits, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and the legendary Newport Folk Festival three times. Their shows always transcend into unforgettable foot-stomping, open door gospel hoe-downs.
Sunday 9/2 BILLY WYLDER'S Moonshine Music Festival
From the front-lines at Standing Rock to the archaic streets of Jerusalem, the Sahel Desert to Carnegie Hall, music has been the source of strength for Billy Wylder. The band features Avi Salloway(Bombino/Hey Mama/Avi & Celia) joined by an inspired cast of singular artists. The music weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert: think Andrew Bird meets Ali Farka Toure, Pete Seeger and Talking Heads. Mother Earth is at its center, surrounded by stories of love, conflict, change and dreams.
Farm Night, our weekly al-fresco Wednesday night farm to table vegetarian buffet (with live music) at the Wilburton Inn, will kick off June 13th
Farm Night reservations: (802) 362-2500 or email us.
Bonnie, Oliver, Gavriel, Talula, Eden, Elijah & the E.S.T. crew