BRATTLEBORO -- On Friday at 7 p.m., Friends of Music at Guilford presents a concert by the Datura Trio with guest percussionist Shane Shanahan, a founding member of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble.
Proceeds from the concert and a pre-concert supper, both set at the Vermont Jazz Center in the Cotton Mill, will benefit FOMAG’s Music Enrichment Program at Guilford Central School, where the Datura Trio is in residence this week.
Founded in 2008, the Datura Trio specializes in traditional music from Turkey, South India and the Middle East, as well as original compositions featuring musical instruments and ideas that draw from traditional cultures of South India, Arabic countries, Turkey, Australia, Tuva, Zimbabwe (Shona), Brazil, and the U.S.
To set the tone for an evening of music from around the world, a buffet supper of Middle Eastern specialties, prepared by Sarkis Market and Friends of Music chef-volunteers, will be on sale beginning at 5:30 p.m., in a cafe setting outside the VJC performance space.
Dinner is $10 per plate, including dessert and beverage. Concert admission is $10 for general audiences, $5 for students 16 and under. Desserts and beverages will also be on sale during the concert.
The Datura Trio’s members include Todd Roach and N. Scott Robinson on drums and percussion, and vocalist K.S. "Ray" Resmi.
Joining the trio for Friday’s concert is guest percussionist Shane
Friends of Music at Guilford’s annual Music Enrichment Program for students at Guilford Central School this season is supported in part by a grant from the Max Y. Seaton Trust; additional support will be raised by a spaghetti supper at the school on Thursday, March 21.