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Ballet 422
Film:
Ballet 422
Showtimes:
Tues March 31 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed April 1 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs April 2 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri April 3 | 2pm
Sat April 4 | 2pm
Sun April 5 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Jody Lee Lipes Starring Alisha Heng, Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin English 1 hr 12 mins, rated PG New York City Ballet, under the... Read More

Directed by Jody Lee Lipes
Starring Alisha Heng, Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin
English
1 hr 12 mins, rated PG

New York City Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, boasts a roster of more than 90 elite dancers and a repertory of works by many of the greatest choreographers in the history of the art form. When 25-year-old NYCB dancer Justin Peck begins to emerge as a promising young choreographer, he is commissioned to create a new ballet for the Company’s 2013 Winter Season. With unprecedented access to an elite world, the film follows Peck as he collaborates with musicians, lighting designers, costume designers and his fellow dancers to create Paz de la Jolla, NYCB’s 422nd new ballet. BALLET 422 is an unembellished vérité portrait of a process that has never before been documented at New York City Ballet in its entirety.

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Live in the Lounge with Native Isles
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Live in the Lounge with Native Isles
Showtimes:
Wed April 1 | 8pm | FREE

Summary: Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be Tom... Read More

Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be Tom Porter, Micromasse, Aeterna, and Tyler Stanley's Native Isles. We invite you to come in, grab a drink from the bar, and enjoy yourself.

 

NATIVE ISLES (keyboards, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals)
A brother and sister duo, Tyler and Emma grew up in Bar Harbor, Maine but have spent most of their years since childhood in different areas.


Tyler, in Portland and now a resident of Brunswick, has been a member of the Portland based funk/soul band, Sly - Chi for over 10 years. As well, he has been involved in a number of local projects that have had national recognition such as Gypsy Tailwind and Jacob Augustine. Most recently he played at Sundance International Film Festival with The Pete Kilpatrick Band backing John Popper of Blues Traveler.


Emma, after graduating from The Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, has done three tours with the Broadway Musical, Spamalot, playing in the orchestra. She also was a musical performer at the 2010 Junior Olympics in Singapore. Emma now resides in Portland, Maine and plays with The Fogcutters Big Band.


As a duo they perform original material, “standards,” and their own arrangements of modern tunes.


April Fools Friday Comedy Show
Performing Arts:
April Fools Friday Comedy Show
Showtimes:
Fri April 3 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Join us on Friday, April 3rd at 8:00 for another great standup comedy show featuring some of Maine's best comics!  On April Fool Friday, you can see Sam Dereen,... Read More

Join us on Friday, April 3rd at 8:00 for another great standup comedy show featuring some of Maine's best comics!  On April Fool Friday, you can see Sam Dereen, Stephanie Doyle, Ann Conathan, Lucas O'Neil, Karen Morgan & Kate Ghiloni.  These show sell out, so make your reservations now!  Join us for dinner and stay for the laughs.

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The 5th Annual Mid Coast Altered Couture Contest
Special:
The 5th Annual Mid Coast Altered Couture Contest
Showtimes:
Sat April 4 | Event held in the Waterfront Maine Gallery, adjacent to Frontier. Doors at 5pm
Show at 6pm-8pm | $12 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Now in it's 5th year, the "Mid Coast Altered Couture Contest " is a wonderful opportunity to see local creativity on display. 25 participants will walk, strut and... Read More

Now in it's 5th year, the "Mid Coast Altered Couture Contest " is a wonderful opportunity to see local creativity on display. 25 participants will walk, strut and dance their way down the run-way modeling their designs constructed around this year's theme challenge, "Enchantment and Fantasy".


Each year the proceeds from the show go to community - based programs that benefit youth and art. This year we will have a special treat as the Portland Youth Dance will present 2 dance pieces to share with our audience.


This popular event sells out quickly, so get your tickets early for an enchanted evening!

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In The Blood
Film:
In The Blood
Showtimes:
Sat April 4 | 8pm | $14 | Buy Tickets

Summary: In The Blood, by filmmaker and composer, Sumner McKane, is a documentary film and multimedia presentation that illustrates the life, history and character of... Read More

In The Blood, by filmmaker and composer, Sumner McKane, is a documentary film and multimedia presentation that illustrates the life, history and character of turn-of-the-century Maine lumbermen and river drivers by creating a virtual journey into the historic Maine woods.


Lumbermen began living in logging camps in the Maine woods in the early 1800s. They were the pioneers who created a successful self-contained working community in the woods, and on who’s backs the state’s economy and history were largely established. They were unique in their character, ethics, morals, strength, and skills, and they symbolize Maine’s gritty and resilient reputation.


In The Blood takes the audience into this rugged environment- into the camp, onto the haul roads, landings and yards, rivers and lakes. By combining archived films, photographs, oral histories told by the men themselves, and live music by Sumner McKane and Joshua Robbins, In The Blood creates a vivid world and brings the lumberman’s 19th century reality to life.


Sumner McKane is a filmmaker and composer based in Wiscasset, Maine. He records instrumental music, film scores, and music for media. He produces historical documentaries along with companion live presentations to his films. In a few short years, Sumner has built a reputation for innovative historical storytelling using multimedia, combining various mediums to tell a historical story in a live setting.  His work has been featured on MPBN and NPR and he was the 2014 Maine Arts Commission's Media & Performing Arts Fellowship award recipient.

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Our Health Film Series: Consider the Conversation
Film:
Our Health Film Series: Consider the Conversation
Showtimes:
Tues April 7 | 7:00pm | SOLD OUT | *Frontier takes a limited amount of customers per hour and in order to best accommodate your dinner reservations, we strongly encourage that they are made in advance. Frontier does not service inside our theater/gallery.

Summary: A remarkable, thought-provoking documentary, Consider the Conversation looks at many of the issues we will all face at the end-of-life. The film focuses on the... Read More

A remarkable, thought-provoking documentary, Consider the Conversation looks at many of the issues we will all face at the end-of-life. The film focuses on the emotional, spiritual, physical, and social aspects of this difficult and often taboo discussion, inspiring better quality care for caregivers, patients, and their families.


The Our Health Film & Discussion Series is offered jointly by Mid Coast Hospital and Access Health (a local Healthy Maine Partnership), featuring films that shine a spotlight on important health topics for the Midcoast region.

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Mr. Turner
Film:
Mr. Turner
Showtimes:
Wed April 8 | 2pm
Thurs April 9 | 2pm
Fri April 10 | 2pm, 6pm
Sat April 11 | 2pm
Sun April 12 | 2pm, 6pm
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Summary: Directed by Mike Leigh Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson English 2 hrs 29 mins, rated R MR. TURNER explores the last... Read More

Directed by Mike Leigh
Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson
English
2 hrs 29 mins, rated R

MR. TURNER explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).  Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

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A Growing Season
Film:
A Growing Season
Showtimes:
Wed April 8 | 6:00pm | Donations accepted at the door

Summary: Firstly this video chronicles the daily life and complex workings of the Goranson Farm in Dresden, Maine. On my first trip to the farm in April, Jan was making maple... Read More

Firstly this video chronicles the daily life and complex workings of the Goranson Farm in Dresden, Maine. On my first trip to the farm in April, Jan was making maple sugar candy, and we had the chance to chat about why she came back to her family's potato farm in the 1980's. She came back because her dad was ill.  He was in fact dying, from cancer. That day I was on my way to visit my Dad in Yarmouth who was in the last stages of cancer. Through the lens of those weekly visits from April through October this video secondly probes the shared human experience of living, loving people and letting them go.

 

Running Time: 50:00


DVD available for $20.00 (all proceeds to go to Goranson Farm)


Live in the Lounge with Aeterna
Music:
Live in the Lounge with Aeterna
Showtimes:
Wed April 8 | 8pm | FREE

Summary: Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be Tom... Read More

Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be Tom Porter, Micromasse, Aeterna, and Tyler Stanley's Native Isles. We invite you to come in, grab a drink from the bar, and enjoy yourself.

 

AETERNA TRIO

Original music, classical crossover, and beloved themes from all over the world - re-imagined and reinvented in real-time. Featuring Ben Birkbeck, Andy Happel and Devon Colella.


A Man Apart
Special:
A Man Apart
Showtimes:
Thurs April 9 | 5:30-7pm | Free with online reservations: Get Tickets

Summary: Celebrating Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Experiment in Living and the roots of conservation in Maine. Who have the people been in your life who exposed you to... Read More

Celebrating Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Experiment in Living and the roots of conservation in Maine.


Who have the people been in your life who exposed you to new worlds, changed your assumptions, encouraged you to stretch and grow? How many people have you met who truly make and follow their own path?  Bill Coperthwaite may be the most influential person in New England who didn’t have a phone or an email address, and who is one of those unusual Americans who shun public visibility as avarice and yet is a worthwhile public figure.


On a winter morning in 2013, six people paddled his body, their close friend, across a bay to a wild homestead on the coast of Maine where he would be buried in a hand-dug grave.  This is the story of the life and death and friendships of that remarkable man, Bill Coperthwaite: homesteader and social critique in the lineage of Henry David Thoreau and Scott Nearing.


Please join the author, Peter Forbes, and Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Chelsea Green Publishing Company, Gulf of Maine Books, and the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust for an evening celebrating Coperthweaite’s life and his many contributions to Maine’s culture of conservation.

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The State Street Traditional Jazz Band
Music:
The State Street Traditional Jazz Band
Showtimes:
Sat April 11 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Every member of this band has a passion to play and preserve Traditional New Orleans Jazz and by capturing the original "Preservation Hall Jazz Band" era of music.... Read More

Every member of this band has a passion to play and preserve Traditional New Orleans Jazz and by capturing the original "Preservation Hall Jazz Band" era of music. John Page, founder & leader and Mark Finks, interim leader have brought their love of traditional New Orleans Jazz to the forefront of today's music scene since 1987. Both men have spent their lives studying, playing and interfacing with the most influential traditional New Orleans musicians of their generation.


Captain Page, retired U.S. Merchant Marine ship's captain, MMA & FIU graduate is a lifelong trumpet player hailing from a family of professional musicians reaching back several generations.


Mark Finks, entrepreneur extraordinaire, Yale University grad, former leader of the Galvanized Jazz Band and former President of the Dixieland Society of Connecticut recorded for George Buck and played with greats such as Woody Allen.

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The Wrecking Crew
Film:
The Wrecking Crew
Showtimes:
Tues April 14 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed April 15 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs April 16 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri April 17 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat April 18 | 2pm
Sun April 19 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Denny Tedesco Starring Lou Adler, Herb Alpert, The Association English 1 hr 41 mins, rated NR What the Funk Brothers did for... Read More

Directed by Denny Tedesco
Starring Lou Adler, Herb Alpert, The Association
English
1 hr 41 mins, rated NR

What the Funk Brothers did for Motown…The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to Wrecking Crew recordings. And now, THE WRECKING CREW tells the story in pictures and that oh, so glorious sound. The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you. THE WRECKING CREW is a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960s. It didn’t matter if it was Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “west coast sound” a dominant cultural force around the world. The film is a fun and moving tribute from Denny to his father and to the music, the times and to the secret star-making machine known only as “The Wrecking Crew”.

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Zemya and Hartlandia
Music:
Zemya and Hartlandia
Showtimes:
Sat April 18 | 8pm | $12 in advance, $15 at the door | Buy Tickets

Summary: ZEMYA Passionate about the unifying power of music, Zemya is inspired by some of the world’s most colorful cultures. This a cappella ensemble celebrates the... Read More

ZEMYA


Passionate about the unifying power of music, Zemya is inspired by some of the world’s most colorful cultures. This a cappella ensemble celebrates the diverse vocal traditions of many lands, including Bulgaria, Russia, the Republic of Georgia, Croatia, Israel, South Africa and the British Isles–music they interpret with their own lush and exquisite harmonies and infectious energy.  Performing as a tight-knit quartet, Zemya weaves together expressive, often haunting melodies that transport listeners to far corners of the globe.


Directed by Deborah Gordon, the ensemble includes Barbara Beckelman, Ida Dyment and Ann Swardlick.


HARTLANDIA


Hartlandia is a father/son duo from the hills and river valleys of east central Vermont. They play ancient dance tunes and songs from Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton and French Canada.  This is traditional music at its most basic:  one fiddle and one accordion that combine with history and sense of place to create sounds and stories they hope are pleasing to the ear. 
Tim and Toben Traver are Hartlandia.

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Still Alice
Film:
Still Alice
Showtimes:
Tues April 21 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Thurs April 23 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri April 24 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat April 25 | 2pm
Sun April 26 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland Starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart English 1 hr 41 mins, rated PG-13 Alice... Read More

Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart
English
1 hr 41 mins, rated PG-13

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

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Special Earth Day Film: PLANETARY
Film:
Special Earth Day Film: PLANETARY
Showtimes:
Wed April 22 | 12pm, 2pm, 6pm
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Summary: We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. PLANETARY is a provocative and... Read More

We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. PLANETARY is a poetic and humbling reminder that it's time to shift our perspective. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us - to remember that: we are PLANETARY.

 

In a stunning visual exploration, the film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan, with intimate interviews from renowned experts including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space), celebrated environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, to National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsey, and Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school, the 17th Karmapa. They shed new light on the ways our worldview is profoundly affecting life on our planet.

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White God
Film:
White God
Showtimes:
Tues April 28 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed April 29 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs April 30 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri May 1 | 2pm, 5pm
Sat May 2 | 2pm
Sun May 3 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Kornél Mundruczó Starring Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth Hungarian with English subtitles 1 hr 59 mins, rated R... Read More

Directed by Kornél Mundruczó
Starring Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth
Hungarian with English subtitles
1 hr 59 mins, rated R

A cautionary tale between a superior species and its disgraced inferior… Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the streets. Hagen and his pretty master search desperately for each other until Lili loses faith. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realizes that not everyone is a dog’s best friend. Hagen joins a gang of stray dogs, but is soon captured and sent to the pound. With little hope inside there, the dogs will seize an opportunity to escape and revolt against mankind. Their revenge will be merciless. Lili may be the only one who can halt this unexpected war between man and dog.

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Endless Interstate
Music:
Endless Interstate "New Fire" CD Release
Showtimes:
Fri May 1 | 7:30pm in the gallery adjacent to Frontier | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: This special event will be held in the gallery space adjacent to Frontier.* Hailing from Midcoast Maine this band comprised of former 'Liquid Daydream' members... Read More

This special event will be held in the gallery space adjacent to Frontier.*


Hailing from Midcoast Maine this band comprised of former 'Liquid Daydream' members Matthias Sampson/Vocals, Christian Muccino/Guitars and Jordan Warsky/Drums brings more than 20 years of making music together to create an elegant spectrum of music with deeply thought-provoking lyrics that will touch places deep within the human heart. Two decades worth of music collaboration has created a sound and unity that is time honed with the patina of experience.

 

Endless Interstate, have a brand new album on the way – “New Fire”, which is set to be released during March and JamSphere had this to say in a recent review.  “The vocal dynamics and songwriting abilities shine all the way through this album. From the opening sounds of “Scratching The Surface” which starts the album with great sounding promise through to the eloquently beautiful “Wake Up” and the intensely rhythmic title track “New Fire” to the swampy “Paper Tiger”.

 

*In order for Frontier to accommodate your dinner reservations, we strongly encourage that they are made in advance. All reservation requests will be accounted for in the order in which they are received.  Frontier takes a limited amount of customers per hour and we do not service inside our theater/gallery.  Beverages and concessions may be purchased at the box office or bar and brought into the theater (not the gallery) before the show begins.

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Ameranouche
Music:
Ameranouche
Showtimes:
Sat May 2 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show
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Summary: The award winning Ameranouche Trio (pronounced uh-MARE-uh-noosh) is the premier gypsy jazz trio in the United States. The name is derived from two words: American... Read More

The award winning Ameranouche Trio (pronounced uh-MARE-uh-noosh) is the premier gypsy jazz trio in the United States. The name is derived from two words: American and Manouche, the gypsy tribe of guitarist Django Rienhardt. This rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic jazz, mixed with soul, flamenco, and bebop influences. Played on traditional French jazz guitars, the music is rhythmic, vigorous, and elegant. Whether they're playing a musette waltz  from 1930 or a funk-inspired original tune, Ameranouche is the sound of gypsy jazz in the 21st century.

"More than an exceptional form of gypsy oriented jazz, Ameranouche is a capture of joyfulness itself." - Pat Martino

"Their music was so infectious it stopped us in our tracks." - Festival Preview, Newport Jazz Festival

"The NEW sound of America!" - Kevin Wheatley, National Lampoon director

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Choro Louco
Music:
Choro Louco
Showtimes:
Sat July 11* | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets
*rescheduled from January snow storm

Summary: Brazilian Choro has been around for over a hundred years, but in this country itʼs virtually unknown. David Grisman, Mike Marshall and a handful of others have... Read More

Brazilian Choro has been around for over a hundred years, but in this country itʼs virtually unknown. David Grisman, Mike Marshall and a handful of others have helped introduce the music and the musicians to a larger audience, but itʼs still largely under the radar of most music listeners...Its beautiful melodies, complex harmonies, and syncopated rhythms combine elements of European folk and classical, ragtime, jazz, Latin, and African music creating a style that is uniquely Brazilian.


Based in Portland, Maine, Choro Louco are driven by their love of the music. They play monthly at Portlandʼs eclectic club Blue, and have appeared at Acoustic Artisans and Mayo Street Arts.


Members of Choro Louco come from diverse backgrounds and can be seen in various ensembles locally. Carl Dimow, flute and guitar, has played jazz, classical, and klezmer music here and abroad with the Casco Bay Tummlers, and numerous other ensembles. Nicole Rabata, flute, plays primarily celtic, classical and contemporary classical styles. Joel Eckhaus comes from an old time/jazz/pop/vaudeville background and has applied his knowledge of the ukulele to the Cavaquinho, Brazilʼs version of the uke. Kris Day plays with various bluegrass, rockabilly, and jazz bands in Portland. Eric LaPerna is best known for his percussion work with the middle eastern ensemble, Okbari, but has proven equally adept at Brazilʼs version of the tambourine, the pandeiro.

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