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Colorado Music Festival: Berlioz, Schumann and Copland
Joshua Gersen, conductor and Brook Speltz, cello
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Young American conductor Joshua Gersen will lead the CMF Festival orchestra in a program featuring Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A Minor performed by Brook Speltz, and Copland’s Symphony No. 3. 

A regular performer with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony, Brook Speltz has received top prizes in numerous major competitions and is the recent grand prizewinner of the prestigious Ima Hogg Competition, which led to his highly anticipated debut with the Houston Symphony.

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Colorado Music Festival:  Berlioz, Schumann and Copland

Colorado Music Festival: Family Fun Concert
Woodwinds - Peter & the Wolf
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014, 03:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$5.00
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Family Fun Concerts give younger children a chance to meet different sections of the orchestra. Small ensembles perform short, informal, 45-minute musical programs. Meet the musicians and their instruments following each performance.

 

 

 

 

 

Colorado Music Festival: Family Fun Concert

Colorado Music Festival: Berlioz, Schumann and Copland
Joshua Gersen, conductor and Brook Speltz, cello
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Young American conductor Joshua Gersen will lead the CMF Festival orchestra in a program featuring Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A Minor performed by Brook Speltz, and Copland’s Symphony No. 3. 

A regular performer with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony, Brook Speltz has received top prizes in numerous major competitions and is the recent grand prizewinner of the prestigious Ima Hogg Competition, which led to his highly anticipated debut with the Houston Symphony.

 
 
 
 

Colorado Music Festival:  Berlioz, Schumann and Copland

Alice in Wonderland
Presented by Theatre-Hikes Colorado
SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014, 10:00 AM
Chautauqua Picnic Shelter
SOLD OUT

Join Theatre-Hikes Colorado for a madcap adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic. Alice chases a White Rabbit down a hole and into a world in which she encounters strange creatures and even stranger poetry. Classic characters such as the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts are joined by ones not usually dramatized, including the Pigeon and the Nanny in Duchess' kitchen. "Alice in Wonderland" is an adapted play by Randy Wyatt.

Audience and actors take a moderate hike amidst the scenic backdrop of Boulder Open Space while scenes from "Alice in Wonderland"  are performed along the way.

Audience members are encouraged to bring camping chairs and/or blankets and mats to sit on while watching the scenes. Water, sunscreen and hats are suggested. We strongly encourage everyone to wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held under the Picnic Shelter.

 

 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland
Presented by Theatre-Hikes Colorado
SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014, 10:00 AM
Chautauqua Picnic Shelter
SOLD OUT
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Join Theatre-Hikes Colorado for a madcap adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic. Alice chases a White Rabbit down a hole and into a world in which she encounters strange creatures and even stranger poetry. Classic characters such as the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts are joined by ones not usually dramatized, including the Pigeon and the Nanny in Duchess' kitchen. "Alice in Wonderland" is an adapted play by Randy Wyatt.

Audience and actors take a moderate hike amidst the scenic backdrop of Boulder Open Space while scenes from "Alice in Wonderland"  are performed along the way.

Audience members are encouraged to bring camping chairs and/or blankets and mats to sit on while watching the scenes. Water, sunscreen and hats are suggested. We strongly encourage everyone to wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held under the Picnic Shelter.

 

 

Alice in Wonderland

Colorado Music Festival: All Mozart
Andrew Grams, conductor and Amy Jo Rhine, horn
SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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American conductor Andrew Grams makes his debut appearance at CMF with an all-Mozart program which will feature CMF Principal Horn Amy Jo Rhine performing Mozart’s 4th Horn Concerto. Also on the program are Mozart's 33rd and 41st Syphonies also known as the “Jupiter” Symphony. 

Amy Jo Rhine is a seasoned orchestral performer who is a member of The IRIS Orchestra, based in Memphis and who performs regularly with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

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Colorado Music Festival: All Mozart

Rufus Wainwright - The Best of Rufus Wainwright
with Lucy Wainwright Roche
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$35.00 -$60.00 ($32.00 - $57.00 Member)
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Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.  He is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and the brother of Martha Wainwright, but Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film. He has just been commissioned to write his second opera  which will premiere in Toronto in 2018.

Rufus has worked with many artists including Elton John, Paul Simon, Antony, David Byrne, Joni Mitchell, Robert Wilson, Lou Reed, the Pet Shop Boys, Guy Chambers and Boy George. Rufus’ newest album “Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright” will be released in March 2014.”

Rufus' sister Lucy Wainwright Roche will open the show.

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Rufus Wainwright - The Best of Rufus Wainwright

Colorado Music Festival Mash-up: San Fermin with Orchestra
Steve Hackman, conductor
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$25.00 - $45.00 ($22.00 - $42.00 Member)
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Back by popular demand, the three-concert Music Mash-up & Party series is designed to transform the symphonic experience by bridging the gap between classical and popular music. This program combines the music of the alternative Indie band San Fermin with the movements of the CMF Orchestra.

Conductor, composer, arranger, producer, pianist and singer/songwriter, Steve Hackman is increasingly in demand as one the most compelling artists contributing to a new landscape in classical music. 

Food and drink tastings from local restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops will precede the show. 

 
 

Colorado Music Festival  Mash-up: San Fermin with Orchestra

Oliver Twist (1922)
Silent film starring Lon Chaney & Jackie Coogan and featuring live musical accompaniment by Hank Troy, piano
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$10.00 ($5.00 Member), $5.00 Children 10 and under
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This 1922 film is considered the most faithful version of Dickens' original novel—virtually every major character and subplot is included with little in the way of changes. In Victorian England, young Oliver Twist (Jackie Coogan) is born into poverty. His mother dies and his father is unaccounted for. Oliver is sent to a workhouse and gets in trouble for requesting more gruel. Running away from abusive conditions, Oliver heads for "polluted" London. He meets the Artful Dodger and joins a gang of boy pick-pockets led by the crafty old Fagin (Lon Chaney).
Also featured: “An Eastern Westerner” starring Harold Lloyd.
Total running time: 101 min.

 

 

Oliver Twist (1922)

Colorado Music Festival: Borodin, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky
Andrew Grams, conductor and William Wolfram, piano
THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Guest conductor Andrew Grams continues his week at CMF for a program with the full Festival Orchestra featuring Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring pianist William Wolfram and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. 

American pianist William Wolfram has appeared with many of the greatest orchestras of the world and has developed a special reputation as the rare concerto soloist who is also equally versatile and adept as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician.

 
 

Colorado Music Festival: Borodin, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

Colorado Music Festival: Borodin, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky
Andrew Grams, conductor and William Wolfram, piano
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Guest conductor Andrew Grams continues his week at CMF for a program with the full Festival Orchestra featuring Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring pianist William Wolfram and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. 

American pianist William Wolfram has appeared with many of the greatest orchestras of the world and has developed a special reputation as the rare concerto soloist who is also equally versatile and adept as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician.

 
 

Colorado Music Festival: Borodin, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

Colorado Music Festival: Carmen Suite and Bernstein
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor and Jennifer Koh, violin
SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Canadian conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni will come to Boulder for the final week of the season and conduct a program featuring violinist Jennifer Koh performing Bernstein’s Serenade for Solo Violin, and R. Shchedrine’s Carmen Suite. 

Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. With an impassioned musical curiosity, she is forging an artistic path of her own devising, choosing works that both inspire and challenge. 

 
 
 

Colorado Music Festival: Carmen Suite and Bernstein

Kid Brother (1927)
Silent film starring Harold Lloyd and featuring live musical accompaniment by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 ($6.00 Member), $6.00 children 10 and under
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Harold Lloyd’s comic masterpiece “Kid Brother” is a masterful blend of great comedy and sentiments. Harold Hickory (Lloyd) is smitten by Mary Powers travelling with her late father's medicine show. When the show burns down, Harold invites her to stay at his house with his father and brothers. When the town's money is stolen by thugs, Harold's father is accused, and with encouragement from Mary, Harold sets out to find the real crooks.
No matter how many times you watch this film you can always find something you did not notice previously. The film is so beautifully shot that it has an idyllic quality and its structure is something to be marveled at. It is so delicately built that every frame, even every prop serves a purpose for either characterization or as link between gags, or both.
Total running time: 87 min.

 

 

Kid Brother (1927)

Colorado Music Festival: Festival Finale - Celebrate Strauss
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Conductor
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Canadian conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni closes the season with a Festival finale program featuring the CMF Festival Orchestra in a celebratory program to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss and will feature Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture as well as Strauss’ Don Juan and Ein Heldenleben. Jean-Marie Zeitouni has emerged as one of Canada’s brightest young conductors whose eloquent yet fiery style in repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music results in regular re-engagements across Canada and the United States.

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Colorado Music Festival: Festival Finale - Celebrate Strauss

Colorado Music Festival: Festival Finale - Celebrate Strauss
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Canadian conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni closes the season with a Festival finale program featuring the CMF Festival Orchestra in a celebratory program to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss and will feature Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture as well as Strauss’ Don Juan and Ein Heldenleben. Jean-Marie Zeitouni has emerged as one of Canada’s brightest young conductors whose eloquent yet fiery style in repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music results in regular re-engagements across Canada and the United States.

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Colorado Music Festival: Festival Finale - Celebrate Strauss

An Evening with Paula Poundstone
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$25.00 - $42.50 ( $22.00- $39.50 Member)
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Say hello to Emmy Award-winning comedian, author and humorist, Paula Poundstone. Paula is currently a regular panelist on NPR’s widely popular weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me,” where her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy is heard by 5 million homes across the country, internationally on NPR Worldwide, and on the Internet via podcast.

Paula is recognized as one of Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups Of All Time, is the first woman to win the cable ACE for Best Standup Comedy Special, and is the first woman to perform standup at the prestigious White House Correspondents Dinner and in 2010 was accepted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.  

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An Evening with Paula Poundstone

Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$25.00 - $45.00 ($22.00- $42.00 Member)
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Back in 2000, kindred spirits Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott joined forces to record the deep and scintillating “Real Time,” which was widely acclaimed on release and has since become recognized as a towering achievement in Americana annals. Following that album O’Brien and Scott became an in-demand touring act, hitting the road together whenever their schedules allowed. (Performances from shows in 2005 and 2006 were gathered on” Live: We’re Usually a Lot Better Than This”).

Over the ensuing years, each has been asked incessantly when their paths would next cross. Indeed, the prospect of a Real Time redux has come to take on an almost mythic significance in roots-music circles — the down-home equivalent of a Led Zeppelin reunion. That time has come.

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Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott

James Galvin: The Meadow, Prose & Poetry
MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$12.00 ($9.00 Member)
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For more than 30 years, James Galvin has been crafting prose and poems that convey a profound sense of place, capturing both the harshness and beauty of the rural American West. Galvin vividly reveals a western landscape and a homeland that is often devastating and, seemingly, on the verge of blowing away. Galvin’s vision and voice are ennobled by a profound sense of obligation to the hard-bitten survivors of this eroding landscape.

Galvin is the author of the critically acclaimed prose book “The Meadow,” the novel “Fencing the Sky” and has published six collections of poetry, most recently “As Is.” He is a member of the permanent faculty of the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop. His honors include a "Discovery"/The Nation award, a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Galvin will read from his prose and poetry and talk about the writing process. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 

 

James Galvin: The Meadow, Prose & Poetry

B.B. King
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$60.00 -$100.00 ($57.00 - $97.00 Member)
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His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well. At age 88, B.B. King is as alive as the music he plays, and a grateful world can’t get enough of him.

An American treasure and living legend, King has released more than 60 albums and amassed countless awards and honors, including 15 Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Presidential Medal of Honor, and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Ranked No. 6 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists list, King has one of the world's most identifiable guitar styles. He borrowed from Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise and complex vocal-like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarists' vocabulary. His economy and phrasing has been a model for thousands of players.  King has mixed blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a unique sound. In King's words, "When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille."

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B.B. King

John Hiatt & The Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$40.00 - $75.00 ($37.00 - $72.00 Member)
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Two music legends. One night of incredible music. Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the most memorable events of the summer!

John Hiatt’s career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years and everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bonnie Raitt and Iggy Pop has covered his work. Known for captivating crowds with his exceptional guitar performances and enthusiasm, Hiatt is called “...one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years” by the Los Angeles Times, and continues to write brilliant character studies, with entertaining storylines, cunning lyrics and wry humor.

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and nine time Grammy® nominee Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more. What ties it all together is his insatiable interest in musical discovery. Over the years, his passion and curiosity have led him around the world, and the resulting global perspective is reflected in his music today.

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John Hiatt & The Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble
Pure Movement
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$35.00 ($32.00 Member), $18.00 Children 10 & under
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Celebrating its 43rd anniversary season, the world renowned Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble presents a riveting and thoughtful evening of dance, including the Boulder premiere of "Madiba's River, " Cleo Parker Robinson's uplifting tribute to Nelson Mandela, and Winifred R. Harris' profound work, "When Wet Came to Paper." This evening will truly be a celebration of the significant purity of dance movement. 

 

 

 

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

Asleep at the Wheel
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$30.00 - $50.00 ($27.00 - $47.00 Member)
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Over their history, Asleep at The Wheel has garnered nine Grammy Awards and released more than 25 studio and live albums, and there is no sign of slowing down any time soon. Throughout their four decades the Wheel has driven the genre to the edge, explored new territories, picked up new passengers along the way and crisscrossed the country to the delight of fans and critics alike. And, even though they're doing "forty," there's no chance of slowing down now.

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Asleep at the Wheel

65th Annual Barbershop Harmony Festival
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014, 06:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$15.00 ($10.00 Member), $13.00 Seniors, students and children 10 and under
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For the 65th consecutive year, the Boulder Timberliners Barbershop Chorus will host a fun-filled evening of Barbershop singing at Chautauqua Auditorium. There will be over 250 barbershoppers on stage for the mass chorus presentations as well as performances by individual choruses including the International Medal winning chorus Sound of the Rockies, the Boulder Timberliners, the Longmont Long’s Peak Chorus, The Mountain Aires, and High Country Women's Chorus. Our featured group is the CU Buffoons.

This show is a perennial favorite.  People have remarked that it isn’t necessary to be familiar with the music to relate to the universal themes, beautiful harmonies, and humor that are part of barbershop singing.  Entire families including young children and teenagers enjoy the music.

The barbershop-style a-capella music is a uniquely American musical art form. It is known for its four-part harmony and the “expanded sound” created by its unique chord structure. Sharing roots with gospel and jazz, it is part of the continuum of American music.

 

65th Annual Barbershop Harmony Festival

Ziggy Marley
Fly Rasta
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$35.00 -$55.00 ($32.00 - $52.00 Member)
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A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Ziggy Marley and his siblings first sat in on recording sessions with his father’s band, the legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers, when he was ten years old.  Later, Ziggy joined with brother Stephen and sisters Sharon and Cedella to become The Melody Makers, allowing him to craft his own soulful sound which blends blues, R&B, hip-hop and roots reggae.  The Melody Makers earned their first Grammy (Best Reggae Recording) for “Conscious Party “ (1988), produced by Talking Heads Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, which included the hit songs “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.

The six-time Grammy Award winner's newest album “Fly Rasta,” scheduled for release April 2014, marries Ziggy’s distinctive reggae sound with elements of psychedelica, rock, funk, soul and pop, and explores further musical zones with the addition of sitar, tabla and taiko drums. The lyrical themes are a call to empowerment, enlightenment, freedom and, as with many of Ziggy’s songs, the higher power of love.
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Ziggy Marley

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