In the immortal words of Detroit’s own Martha Reeves, “are you ready for a brand new beat?”
If the answer is a resounding yes, then the Arab American National Museum’s Global Fridays concert series 2013 Winter Spring Season can fulfill that need with presentations of musical forms from the U.S. and around the world.
All concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evenings at the museum. Here's a look at the lineup:
Feb. 8: The traditional Italian music and dance troupe Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino will make their Michigan premiere.
March 22: “The best guitarist you never heard of” and the king of the American Primitive guitar style, Glenn Jones makes his first area appearance in five years
April 5: Rounding out the season is up-and-coming NYC-based solo artist Saadi, who rocked the opening concert of the 2012 Fall Global Fridays season as part of Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang.
May 10: Last but not least, those fine, funky, award-winning musical mélange masters from Chicago, Funkadesi, will perform.
Since 2005, the multicultural Global Fridays performance series—a sister series to the annual summer Concert of Colors world music festival in Midtown Detroit—has offered high-quality musical and spoken-word presentations for fans of traditional and world music and those with adventurous cultural tastes.
Enhancing the Global Fridays experience are the after-show artist “meet and greets” and CD signings.
Tickets are $10, or $9 for museum members. Parking is free.
For complete Global Fridays information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.arabamericanmuseum.org. Tickets are also available at the door.
Global Fridays is made possible in part by DTE Energy and Comerica. Artist accommodations are provided by DoubleTree Hotel Detroit Dearborn.