Local musicians share acts representing a variety of styles.
6:45 Rohen Pohaiokalani NeSmith is a keyboard artist and a senior at Mesquite High School. He will perform “Rain Dance” by Alice Gomez on the marimba.
7:15 Shahriar Alam has been singing Tagore songs since childhood. She is now creating a fusion album of 100 year old Bengali songs with a new array of instruments. Vocals, harmonium, instrumentation and production by Shahriar Alam. Tabla and percussion by Dheeraj Shresta. Keyboard and chords by Mark DeCozio. Orchestration and sound engineering by Liv Singh.
7:00 Ben Jacobs is a local singer-songwriter. He plays mostly original songs exploring nature, history, literature and other things that make us human.
7:30 Jalen NeSmith works mainly with piano and takes inspiration from video games, where music is a critical part of the player interface.
7:45 Pinna Joseph chants songs from various cultures in a call-and-response style with the audience and plays the shruti box, a drone instrument. Plus a solo offering.
8:00 Mike McBeath will play some old classic songs solo in a bluesy-folk style on unusual harmonicas, a baritone harmonica and a minor key harmonica. He's been playing harmonica here and there around the valley for several decades, in coffee shops, bars, and at special events, and most recently in the band, Blue-Green Zephyr.