Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Blue Curtain Concerts Continue with The Prodigals and Rio Mira on Saturday, July 20

Blue Curtain, presented in co-operation with the Princeton Recreation Department, continues with

Irish rockers The Prodigals and South American ensemble Rio Mira

WHEN: Saturday, July 20, starting at 7 p.m.
Due to this week's hot weather, this concert will be held in the Princeton High School Performing Arts Center located at 16 Walnut Lane, Princeton
ADMISSION: free, no tickets needed

The Prodigals are one of the most successful bands to emerge from the East Coast Irish scene. The band combines original lyrics and melody with a genuine passion for the tradition music of Ireland and a funky energy that is pure New York. The roots of the music are unmistakably traditional Irish; the branches that shoot off delve into rock, worldbeat, jazz and punk and the result has been called “the best Irish trad-rock band” (The Village Voice).

Named for the river that separates Ecuador and Colombia, supergroup Río Mira brings together marimba masters Esteban Copete and Larry Preciado and Ecuadorian singer Karla Kanora, plus a talented group of Afro-Latin folkloric musicians from the cities of Cali, Colombia and Esmeraldas, Ecuador. The ensemble’s cultural identity is rooted in the Pacific coast of Ecuador and Colombia, a musical habitat of East African diaspora traditions, with the marimba playing a unifying role in both the local culture and Río Mira’s unique sound.