ST. JOHNSBURY – Afro-jazz singer-songwriter KeruBo will perform in St. Johnsbury as part of the Facing the Sunrise Black Performing Arts Series. The series, now in its second season, aims to engage audiences with performances that celebrate and teach the Black Experience with positive and uplifting messages from the Black artist community. KeruBo will kick off the new Facing the Sunrise season at Catamount ArtPort on Saturday, September 10, at 7 p.m.
Originally from Kenya and based now near Burlington, KeruBo has performed at festivals around the world for over two decades, blending African traditional music with influences including Brazilian samba-bossanova, jazz, and blues. KeruBo sings African folk music, Afro-pop, and Afro-jazz, ranging from traditional African laments to more modern arrangements that weave in storytelling.
Additional shows scheduled in the Facing the Sunrise Black Performing Arts Series include Samirah Evans, on September 17, Mikahely, on October 8, and, later in the season, Nicole + Dwight and Judi Emanuael and Family.
Admission to see KeruBo at Catamount ArtPort in St. Johnsbury is free, but tickets are required to reserve seating. Please visit catamountarts.org to reserve tickets and learn more about fall programming at Catamount.