Benefit concert at Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center Friday Aug 12

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The North Shore Jazz Project Presents: 
The Waterfront Dance Party of the Summer with Boston’s Best Afro-Pop
Musicians: Lamine Touré and Group Saloum
Friday, August 12th, from 7-10 pm
At the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester

It is time to get out your dancing shows. The waterfront party of last summer is back.
The North Shore Jazz Project is pleased to present a joint fundraiser with the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, on August 17th, 7-10 p.m. on Gloucester’s beautiful waterfront.
About Group Saloum
Group Saloum is Boston’s hottest Afro-pop band. Founded by world-renowned griot percussionist Lamine Touré, Group Saloum fuses Senegalese mbalax with elements of jazz, funk, reggae, and Afrobeat. Group Saloum performs original mbalax music highlighted by the infectious rhythms of Touré’s sabar drums, drawing upon the collective creativity of some of Boston’s most talented musicians.
"From Boston, a spectacular afropop act specializing in, but not limited to, Senegalese mbalax."
— Afropop Worldwide
"Lamine Touré and Group Saloum kick out a hard-hitting dance mix that spans the percussive fury of Senegalese mbalax and the joyful uplift of Congolese soukous"
— Banning Eyre, Boston Phoenix
"Whatever your pleasure this album has got it. Group Saloum is a tight group made of some of the best musicians in Boston. For a city boasting hundreds of music conservatory and grads, this says quite a bit. Their polished act will definitely be thrilling live concertgoers for years to come."
— Erich Ludwig, VP Artist Relations, Calabash Music

About the North Shore Jazz Project and the:
The North Shore Jazz Project’s mission has been to create an environment on the North Shore where music education, performance and appreciation can flourish. Since November 2009, the group has presented standing room only events with top quality performances and several inspirational educational clinics at multiple schools and venues. Clinics are free to student musicians.

About the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center
The goals of Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center are to champion the preservation of Gloucester’s maritime history and traditions and to serve as a resource for the study of marine science and technology.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the North Shore Jazz Project and the Maritime Heritage Museum. Tickets are $20.00. For more information or to purchase advance tickets visit: http://www.northshorejazzproject.org.  We are also on Facebook as The North Shore Jazz Project.

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