The Hopgood/Lord Summer Music Series – The Lost Tribe
The Hopgood/Lord Summer Music Series is an event celebrating the memory and life of Frank Lord, thanks to the generosity of his wife, Suzanne Hopgood.
The Lost Tribe is a drum-centered Afro-funk fusion ensemble, led by multi-percussionist Jocelyn Pleasant. As a traditional percussionist and drum kit player, Pleasant wanted to create a group that showcased the drum as a lead instrument and melodic voice. She started the group in 2016, with the goal of blending djembe music into African Diasporic genres like jazz, rock, funk, blues, and reggae.
Many of the musicians in the group, past and present, were reared in some of CT’s premier arts institutions like the Artists Collective, The Hartt School of Music and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts (GHAA). These institutions have cultivated a “Hartford sound” that can be heard in jazz-infused horn solos and the driving drum rhythms of the group.
Rain date – June 22
The Park Scoop will be at the concert selling delicious ice cream from a treasured local business, Capital Ice Cream.