On April 18, 2017, Arts Transcending Borders at College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Massachusetts) presented an amazing collaborative called The Nile Project. The group features musicians from 11 African Nile countries.
About: “We inspire, inform, and connect Nile citizens to help them collaborate on cultivating the sustainability of their river.”
Photo magic happens when friends get together to hike with their kids, and one of the friends is a photographer.
(Fireside Quartet’s reaction to their first place finish)
The Harmony Sweepstakes – 2017 Boston Regionals took place Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Somerville Theater in Somerville, Massachusetts. Produced by Dan Campagna, the competition featured, in order of appearance:
Drive A Cappella
North Shore A Cappella (from ABC’s The Sing-Off) were the special guests, opening the show, and performing while the judges deliberated.
(North Shore A Cappella covering “The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars)
Members of Crocodile River Music make up Vuelo, a new bossa-flamenco jazz quartet with African overtones. On Wednesday, March 29th, they played the Brown Bag Concert Series at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts, simulcast on WICN 90.5 FM.
The group is lead by Ron Murray, master of the Brazilian-style 7-string guitar. On this day, the configuration included the talents of Thierno Camara, bassist, from Senegal; Tanzanian Antoinette Mutuyimana, percussion and vocals; and Idrissa Koné, on tama, calabash, and percussion, from Mali.
I was booked to take their headshots and group shots. Here are a few more from my great day with them:
I have so much fun photographing my beautiful wife and trying different things with her. I’m looking forward to getting outside and using sunsets as backgrounds, but for now, we tried lighting our studio backdrop. I like this dramatic look, but look forward to further experimenting.