Randy Armstrong and WorldBeat Marimba in collaboration with Ben Baldwin and the Stairwells has a new date at the Dance Hall on Friday, June17, 2022 at 7:30pm.
After their sold-out concert in February 2020, WorldBeat Marimba and the Stairwells are excited to serve up their amazing blend of South African, Zimbabwean, Gospel, Reggae, Highlife and Contemporary songs. A celebration of music, culture and community featuring handmade South African marimbas, world percussion, mesmerizing choral arrangements, a cappella vocals and rhythms from around the globe. Special guests, Cynthia Chatis, voice and Marty Quinn, drums.
Randy Armstrong & WorldBeat Marimba
Randy Armstrong & WorldBeat Marimba perform South African, Zimbabwe and Popular Songs on handmade South African Marimbas, Trinidad/Tobago Steel Pans, World Percussion and Vocals. Their exciting collaborative concerts include performances with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops! and with choruses Voices from the Heart, Ben Baldwin and the Stairwells, Songweavers, and the WorldBeat Marimba Singers. When listening and experiencing this upbeat and vibrant music, you will want to get up to dance and sing! It is a celebration of life and the art of unified ensemble playing. Featuring special guests, Cynthia Chatis, Voice and Marty Quinn, drums.
Ben Baldwin and the Stairwells
The Stairwells evolved from an eight-week a cappella class at Traip Academy in Kittery in the early 90’s. At the close of the session, they wanted more and Instructor/music director Ben Baldwin, felt the same. They continued rehearsals each week for many years and after a brief hiatus, re-formed in 2010 and continue to sing a repertoire of songs from Rockin’ Gospel to Doo Wop at concerts, weddings, fairs, libraries and multiple large community events.
All performances at The Dance Hall require:
PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION against COVID-19
MASKS ARE REQUIRED INDOORS for patrons and staff.
$20 ADVANCE; $25 DOOR