The CHS Third Thursday concert series celebrates the 25th anniversary of Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CCHAP), a statewide initiative that documents diverse cultural traditions and shares the artistic creations and community cultural practices of folk artists living throughout Connecticut.
On July 21 (rain date July 22) Alfred Rivera and Amor y Cultura will perform Puerto Rican musica tipica, traditional jibaro music of the countryside and mountains, featuring bongos, guitar, guiro (gourd scraper), vocals, and the signature instrument of this style – the cuatro. Members of the group grew up in Puerto Rican family and community musical traditions, which include improvised sung poetry accompanied by instruments playing special folk music forms such as the décima.
All concerts are free. Grounds open at 5:00 pm and concerts will play from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Please bring your own camp chairs and picnics.
The Outdoor Concert Series is supported by the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America N.A., Trustee, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts/DECD, and the Connecticut Historical Society.