Heat up before the holidays with the award-winning African Guitar Summit as they bring their fresh, lively sounds to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (400 Culver Street) on Saturday, November 19th at 8pm. Tickets are $37 in advance and $39 at the door. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit sc4a.org or call 269.857.2399.
It’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo meets the Buena Vista Social Club with the African Guitar Summit spins out their upbeat, toe-tapping melodies and vocals. “A collection of outstanding guitarists from across the African continent, African Guitar Summit is a joyful, danceable celebration of contemporary African Music,” says the Good Times Newspaper.
Hailing from multiple African countries, including Ghana, Guinea, and Madagascar, each member is an award-winning musician in their own right, and bring their own fusion of styles and instruments. The Guitar Summit was formed in 2004, recorded their first album in three days, and went on to win the 2005 Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for World Music
Album of the year. Their second album, African Guitar Summit II, was also nominated for a Juno. National Public Radio says, “Drums may be the heartbeat of African music, but the African Guitar Summit makes a powerful case for the guitar as the signature instrument of modern Africa.”
Premiere Sponsor for this special concert is Amazwi Contemporary Art / Wally Peterson & Mike Tischleder; additional sponsors include Dave Colwell & Mary Ann Quick, Patrick Coyle & Gregory Frey, and Adaire & Mark Putnam. The 2017 SCA Mainstage Concerts are sponsored by Hilliard Lyons of Holland, and Mark O. Davis & Nate Keag.
About the Saugatuck Center for the Arts
The Saugatuck Center for the Arts, located at 400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a more vibrant lakeshore community in West Michigan and beyond. For more information about the SCA and upcoming events, visit www.sc4a.org or call 269.857.2399.