The Association of Black Citizens of Lexington (ABCL), in partnership with Cary Memorial Library Foundation and the Munroe Center for the Arts present Library After Dark with Atlas Soul. This musical event is Saturday, September 15 at Cary Memorial Library. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Atlas Soul is a multiple award-winning band performing original music that celebrates polyrhythm & melodies rooted in the Afro-Mediterranean traditions punched with organic deep funk, jazz and intelligent hip hop. Burning live performances with audience participation are their trademark!
They have played scores of major venues such as The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Festival International de Louisiane, the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, Joe’s Pub, Montreal Festival Nuits d’Afrique and more. They regularly sell out shows in the Boston area and beyond.
Atlas Soul’s Library After Dark performance will feature Lexington’s own Regie Gibson (percussionist, performer, and award-winning poet), Jacques Pardo (saxophonist, guitarist, composer, and band leader), Zeke Martin (drummer), Fernando Huergo (bassist), Perry Bakalos (guitarist), and Matt Steinberg (percussions).
Atlas Soul sings in French, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew and English, making their performances truly cross-cultural music experiences. The lyrics speak of love, ecology, oppression, happiness, immigration, poverty, spicy food! The band has produced five CDs : Chamsa, Mabrouka, Maktoub, Live@Regattabar, and Gypsy Wind and two singles: We’re Atlas Soul and My Heart.
Cary Library is located at 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA. There will be a cash bar and light refreshments. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.carylibrary.org/foundation/events or at the door.
We expect this event to sell out so please purchase your tickets early!