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Friday, May 27, 2011

Freshlyground's Debut North American Tour, June-July, 2011

Written By: MIM!Freshlyground—whose name evokes the fresh mix of just-crushed herbs—fearlessly dives into crates of traditional instruments, pointed political critique, poetry notebooks, and well-loved Southern African pop forms. They channel the sunny openness of hip Cape Town and the intense energy of singing ancestors. The mix is catchy, driving, and refreshingly upbeat, even when songs take aim at social ills and the folly of misguided politicians.

This summer the group’s bountiful diversity will hit North America (including New York, San Francisco, DC, Philly, Montreal, Vancouver) for the first time, as the group tours in June and July, in a live show bursting with bold energy, wry humor, and skillful spontaneity. Here are their North American tour dates:

06/24/2011, Fri Northampton, MA Iron Horse
06/25/2011, Sat New Haven, CT Festival of Arts & Idea
06/26/2011, Sun New York, NY Central Park SummerStage
06/27/2011, Mon Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
06/28/2011, Tue Montreal, QC Montreal Jazzfest
06/29/2011, Wed Montreal, QC Montreal Jazzfest
06/30/2011, Thu Chicago, IL Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion
07/02/2011, Sat Washington, DC Black Cat
07/05/2011, Tue Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live!
07/08/2011, Fri Quebec City, QC Festival D'ete - Loto-Quebec Stage
07/09/2011, Sat Burlington, VT Higher Ground - Showcase Lounge
07/10/2011, Sun Pasadena, CA Levitt Pavilion
07/13/2011, Wed San Francisco, CA The Brick and Mortar Music Hall
07/14/2011, Thu Santa Cruz, CA Kuumbwa Jazz Center
07/15/2011, Fri Vancouver, BC Vancouver Folk Festival
07/16/2011, Sat Vancouver, BC Vancouver Folk Festival
07/17/2011, Sun Vancouver, BC Vancouver Folk Festival

(Photo Credits: Seppi Hochfellner)