THOMAS MAPFUMO & The Blacks Unlimited at the Osher Marin JCC 25th Annual Summer Nights

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Presented by Osher Marin JCC at Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael CA

Jul 15 2017
THOMAS MAPFUMO & The Blacks Unlimited at the Osher Marin JCC 25th Annual Summer Nights

An Evening of Zimbabwean Music with THOMAS MAPFUMO & THE BLACKS UNLIMITED performing at the Osher Marin JCC’s 25th Annual Summer Nights Outdoor Music Series. Kid Zone, Dinners, Dance, Picnic, Cocktails & Fun

The 25th Annual Summer Series of live music, dinners, cocktails, picnics, dancing, a Kid Zone, and fun continues on Saturday July 15th with the “Lion of Zimbabwe” and his band:  THOMAS MAPFUMO & THE BLACKS UNLIMITED.

Known as “The Lion of Zimbabwe”, Thomas Mapfumo has been at the cutting edge of the political struggle in his native Zimbabwe, Africa for over 20 years, even as he\’s become a major figure on the world music scene.

 From the bloody years of the country’s liberation war in the ‘70s, right through the present economic and political crises, Mapfumo has used his revolutionary, spiritually charged music to decry injustice and highlight the historical and cultural issues that underlie the news headlines. Mapfumo is a musical visionary and a fearless social critic and certainly one of the greatest African bandleaders of the past century.

Now based in Eugene, Oregon, he and the Blacks Unlimited play chimurenga music (music for the struggle of the people), a unique African music genre whose beats are traditional and timeless.  Delivered through an electric fusion of melodious lyrics accompanied by sounds of the African thumb piano and guitar, the theme for the music advances various issues in society that include peace, love, civil rights, equality and justice.

 

FEATURING
Dinners available on-site from: Toast Novato featuring cultural flavors for the night.

Kid Zone hosted by:  O’Hanlon Center for the Arts
Pop-up festival shopping: Georgi & Willow

 

ADMISSION INFO

 

Kids 17 and under FREE

General Admission, Turf/Rear chairs: $25 Adv/ $30 Day of

Cabaret Tables located rear of turf: $35 single seat/ $120 Full Table (4 tickets)

Picnic Tables located next to playground: $240 Full Table (8 Tickets)

Contact: 4154448000

Email: info@marinjcc.org

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LOCATION

Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael, CA 94903

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PARKING INFO

Directions
From Highway 101 in San Rafael, take the North San Pedro exit and head east. The Osher Marin JCC, at 200 N. San Pedro Road, is on the right-hand side, half a mile from the freeway exit.

Free Parking

* The Osher Marin Jewish Community Center’s parking lot is located directly in front of the building with parking spaces for disabled patrons available.

* Additional parking is available at the JCC Annex lot, located at 210 N. San Pedro Road (just east of the main campus). In the event of multiple programs, or heavily attended events, overflow vehicles may be directed to available street parking or on adjacent properties.

* Evenings and weekends only: There is additional parking across the street at Venetia Valley School.

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