The ethereal, mysterious kalimba, a.k.a. the African thumb piano, is often misunderstood, misinterpreted, and mistaken for being a museum piece or trinket. Consequently, Carl Winters has been inspired to develop an extensive songbook with the kalimba. His repertoire includes gospel, jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, pop, and original songs while delivering a complete solo performance. He also performs in duo, trio, quartet, and quintet configurations.
Mr. Winters attended an Earth, Wind, and Fire concert in the 1970s and became inspired to master the kalimba. He has played all over the United States. The fusion of styles that inform and create Winters’ music will remind the listener of a dream. His songs create a mood and his performances leave a lasting impression on audience members.
“The Kalimba King’s” educational and enriching programs include spoken word as well as music. Audience members will explore the kalimba’s beauty and its power in this special library performance.
For more information about Carl Winters and his unique music, visit www.kalimbaking.com.
Event: BPL@Night performance by Carl Winters, “The Kalimba King”
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Central Library’s Atrium
Light refreshments will be served.
BPL thanks Compass Bank for its generous support of BPL@Night. BPL@Night is also made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.