Wyoming Arts Council

NIC Fest entertainment line-up announced

From the Nicolaysen Art Museum web site:

This year, NIC Fest’s Main Stage will feature 14 different musical groups performing throughout the June 25-27 weekend in downtown Casper.

On Saturday, June 26, during breaks on the NIC Fest Main Stage, visitors can wander down to the corner of Beech and 2nd street to hear the unique African/Cuban drum sounds of Tanbores Afro-Cubano. This group from Colorado, led by Colorado University professor Thomas VanSchoick, plays traditional and contemporary rhythms from Africa and Cuba. Some of the styles that they will be playing are Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco, Guarapachangueo, Rumba Columbia, Bembe, Guiro, Iyese and Bata Rumba. Some of the more interesting percussion instruments that group members will play include Conga, Bata, Cajons and Chekere drums. Other members of the group include Dave Crowder, Scott Mast, Eric Walker and Maurizo Capperelli.

In addition, the Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company will kick off its 2010 summer tour of the state with a special performance at NIC Fest on Sunday, June 27, 1 p.m. This summer’s selection is Jean Baptiste Poquelin de Moliere’s irrepressible comedy Tartuffe.

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