Surkalén – Essence of Light
Thursday, March 19 at 7 pm
Join us on Thursday, March 19 for a concert of unique world music by Montreal group Surkalén. Tickets are only $5, and are on sale now at the library’s front desk.
Surkalén merges the musical inheritance of South American culture with African, Asian, European and Middle Eastern music. Such a musical mixture gives rise to a unique and eloquent music called ethno-fusion. By combining ancestral and modern rhythms, Surkalén offers poetic music that is recognizable in many cultures.
In 2012, the band released their album Essence de lumière. It was nominated for World Group of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2012, and in 2013 the group has won the People’s Choice Award from the Conseil des arts de Montréal.