Blue Curtain Continues Its Series Of Free Concerts With The Prodigals and Rio Mira
Blue Curtain, presented in co-operation with the Princeton Recreation Department, continues on Saturday, July 20 with Irish rockers The Prodigals and the much-admired South American ensemble Rio Mira on Saturday, July 20 starting at 7 p.m., at Pettoranello Gardens Amphitheater, Route 206 and Mountain Avenue. In case of rain, the concert will move indoors to the Princeton High School Performing Arts Center.
The Prodigals are one of the most successful bands to emerge from the East Coast Irish scene. The band combines original lyrics and melody with a genuine passion for the tradition music of Ireland and a funky energy that is pure New York. The roots of the music are unmistakably traditional Irish; the branches that shoot off delve into rock, worldbeat, jazz and punk and the result has been called "the best Irish trad-rock band" (The Village Voice).
Named for the river that separates Ecuador and Colombia, supergroup Río Mira brings together marimba masters Esteban Copete and Larry Preciado and Ecuadorian singer Karla Kanora, plus a talented group of Afro-Latin folkloric musicians from the cities of Cali, Colombia and Esmeraldas, Ecuador. The ensemble's cultural identity is rooted in the Pacific coast of Ecuador and Colombia, a musical habitat of East African diaspora traditions, with the marimba playing a unifying role in both the local culture and Río Mira's unique sound.