Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Lilly Abreu plays Brackenridge

Lilly Abreu
The second event of Tarentum's 2006 Summer Concert Series had to relocate from Riverview Memorial Park to the Brackenridge American Legion because of the rain that has drenched the area over the last couple days and was falling even during the concert.

The performance this evening was Brazilian jazz by Lilly Abreu with an all-star group of musicians from Pittsburgh (Eric Susoeff, guitar; Eric DeFade, flute/sax; Dwayne Dolphin, bass; James Johnson III, drums).

I had to arrive late for this concert, but was delighted with what I was able to hear.

During the concert Ms. Abreu asked for volunteers from the audience to teach the samba.

Lilly's finale was "Mais Que Nada", a song that has been popular in the U.S. since the 60's.
Lilly Abreu performing in Brackenridge
The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Old Friends Guitars and Tarentum Borough. The next concert will be next Wednesday, July 19 at 7:00 PM in Riverview Park. The Kromatics harmonica trio will perform.

Update 7-14-06: It has been pointed out to me that I failed to comment on being treated to the best hot sausage and onion sandwich I've ever had. The Tarentum Recreation Board has been developing a menu of refreshments for the summer concerts, and are discovering that many of their offerings are quite popular. At this week's concert they sold halushki, sausage sandwiches, and popcorn in addition to many of the popular items that were offered in years past.

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