Our weekend concert series showcases a culturally diverse mix of musical genres in a seated, listening room environment.
Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, is an all-women’s percussion and vocal ensemble dedicated to cultural diversity, education, and healing through the universal language of music. Blending western vocal harmonies with the polyrhythms of West Africa, the Middle East, and Brazil, they create a multicultural fusion beyond tradition. Together for 26 years, the band has recorded six full-length albums; been invited to schools to teach drumming and culture to youth; and performed extensively.
Through their own teaching, the members of Inanna seek not only to provide musical education, but also to cultivate vibrant community. The band takes its name from the ancient Sumerian goddess Inanna, who was worshiped more than 4,000 years ago when it is believed that the drummers were predominantly women.
Inanna was conceived in Ulna, Maine, in 1989, in the context of a drum class under the tutelage of John McDowell, who offered the wise guidance that if you want to improve as a musician, “play out”, i.e.., start performing. Their first official gig was on the Winter Solstice 1989, which is the holiday of the Goddess Inanna, whose myth recounts her descent and reemergence from the underworld. Some versions of the myth describe her being called back to the upper world through the sound of the drum. Some versions of the myth also say she was responsible for bring the drum to her people.
At that first concert the women of Inanna witnessed the power of the drum in its role of building conscious community and of cultivating great joy. To quote musician and composer Reinhard Flatischler, “Drumming is one of the most pleasurable, simple and radical accesses to the Here and Now, to the total experience of the present moment. And that is extremely healing.”
Many of our programs, especially one-night special events, will sell out. We encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance either online, in person at our box office, by calling (207) 725-5222 during operating hours. Ticket pricing varies depending on the event. Please see individual events for specific details.
Theater doors open for seating approximately 1hr before the show. All seats are general admission.
Please be aware we reserve the right to sell your ticket to sold out shows if you do not show up within 10 minutes after the start of the event.
Frontier is proud to use BrownPaperTickets (BPT) for all online ticketing done through Frontier curated events, as well as most rental events. Online sales through BPT end at midnight the night prior to the event. For day-of show ticketing, please call Frontier at (207) 725-5222 or visit our box office during business hours.
All tickets sales are final. Frontier cannot refund or exchange already-purchased tickets. If a show is subject to a cancellation, Frontier will notify you at the time we are made aware and provide a full refund through the portal in which you purchased your tickets. Please provide a current working phone number and/or email at the time of transaction.