Distinguished Lecture Series: Kevin Spears
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“Kevin Spears puts on a performance full of groove, sound and intimacy that draws you into his unique yet universal world”. -Benoit Glazer musical director Cirque Du SOLEIL
AfroPop WorldWide says: “Spears utilizes the traditional African instrument and tweaks it to create a soulful, funky sound that would make Stevie Wonder smile.”
Hailed by many as one of the best kalimba players alive today, musical renegade Kevin Spears the ” KalimbaMan ” has astounded audiences internationally by reimaging what is possible on the kalimba a traditional African folk instrument.
Spears masterfully utilizes human ingenuity and technology to weave horns, bass, violins, synths, drums and world percussion to literally create an instant one-man folk-world-funk band that will leave you spellbound and dancing all the same.
Spears has given captivating lectures and performed solo at prestigious events around the globe and has shared stages with world-class artists including Victor Wooten, Karen Briggs- (Yanni), Rising Appalachia, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Col. Bruce Hampton and was a featured performer at the Earth, Wind & Fire Reunion Concert Series.
Experience up close an innovator and one-man ensemble as he comes to Sigal Music Museum for the first time…