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The Lost Tribe
Friday, July 31, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Skip over to Connecticut’s Old State House for their annual Summer Concert Series! This year, the Summer Concerts will be held on the East Lawn side of Connecticut’s Old State House beginning at noon. Concerts will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page! Due to COVID-19, the in-person audience will be limited to 50, masks are required, and social distancing will be enforced by staff.
About the Artist:
The Lost Tribe is a world music jazz afro-funk instrumental collective ensemble from Connecticut formed in late 2017 led by percussionist/drummer Jocelyn Pleasant. Their sound winds through many genres that are rooted in West African rhythms and sensibilities. In particular, the music of The Lost Tribe tends to revolve around the djembe playing of Seny Camara. With Camara as the lead “voice” of the group, Pleasant supports and drives the music with an eclectic drum kit set up that is part American (snare, cymbals), part African (dundun, sangban), and part Latin (bongos, cajon), creating unique textures and grooves.
The rest of the core band includes Doug Wilson (guitar), Joel Hewitt (bass), Mike Carabello (keys, you can see his solo act at the Summer Concert Series on July 10th), Nathan Davis (trombone), and Karim Rome (tenor sax).
The Lost Tribe’s performances often include various special guests on percussion, balafon, horns, and even dancers. Regardless of the line-up, the staples of a Tribe performance are energy, audience participation, and groove!
About the Summer Concert Series:
The Summer Concert Series at Connecticut’s Old State House is sponsored by the Richard P. Garmany Fund of the Hartford Foundation of Public Giving and the Evelyn Preston Memorial Fund.