Festivities start at 6 pm!
Live music, international food, tuktuk rides and much, much more! Grab a friend and join us for MEDA’s first World Night Market – Lancaster where we’ll be showcasing the cultures, foods, music, artistry and MEDA's business solutions to poverty. We hope to see you there!
Singer - songwriter - storyteller Jeff Raught - Pianist, Composer, Theatrical Storyteller is our emcee for the evening. His writings in music and story look for the whimsy as well as the poignant. Both of these are rooted in how they intersect with faith and life. With hints of jazz, blues, gospel and more, Jeff’s music has been described as residing in the genre of the American songbook. And yet it is unique in a style all its own.
Thanks to Music for Everyone for their partnership to bring these great groups to the Binns Park stage!
Performance times listed below are approximate.
6:00 p.m. - Klazz-Ma-Tazz
Founded by violinist and composer Benjamin Sutin in 2014, Klazz-Ma-Tazz blurs the boundaries of labels and genres. Rooted in the jazz idiom, the music reflects the influences of folk music from around the world, but particularly from the varied ethnic backgrounds of its band members: Klezmer and Balkan Folk music, Indian Classical music, Native American Tribal Dance, and English Folk music, among others.
7:10 p.m. - Worship Team from the Evangelical Center for Revival Church
You will want to dance to the festive African rhythms and sounds from this lively band. Everyone in the group comes from a Congolese (African) background, and they infuse many different African and other foreign languages into their music. Their goal is to impact lives and spread the Good News of Jesus through praise and worship.
Band Contact Info: Ronsard: 484-908-4185 / Amelia: 267-500-4408
8:15 p.m. - MU STEEL
MU STEEL is the very first steel drum band to be incorporated into a growing world music curriculum in the Millersville University Department of Music. Founded in 2017 by director James Armstrong, this unique and exciting ensemble specializes in traditional pan music from Trinidad and Tobago and island party music! MU STEEL is rapidly becoming one of the areas most sought after performing groups, playing for audiences on campus and throughout the community.
MU STEEL 2017
Connor Blythe (MBT), Joe Codiospoti (MUED), Matthew Delozier (MBT), Danielle DiStefano (MUED), Gregory Fawcett (MBT), Joe Greeby (BA), Michael Hunter (MBT), Eilish McCaul (MBT), Nicole Migliore (BA), Christopher O’Leary (MBT, BA), Chaz Richardson (MUED), Stephen Sammartino (MUED), Tyler Samsel (MBT), Andrew Schwartz (MUED), Ben Snyder (MBT), Brady Spangler (MBT), Alan Thompson (MBT), Anna Tran (MBT), Matthew Woodson (MUED).
9:15 p.m. - Los Monstros
Playing together over the years in various salsa and merengue bands, the members recognized their unique chemistry and decided to embark on a new musical journey together. One of the primary contributions to the originality of their sound, is the fact that the lead singer is not even of Hispanic origin, and actually entered the world of Latin music as a merengue trumpet player. Still he nurtures his own love of singing, as well as his desire to create musical and cultural fusion by blending his own romantic vocal style, along with the unique personal musical stylings of the rest of the band, together into a new expression of the most popular Latin music of today. You can hear your favorite current hits, alongside of re-arrangements of classic songs from all genres ranging from popular American love songs to classic salsa, bachata and merengue, even some American pop music remixed in between, not to forget the classic reggae standards (thus the nickname “Bachata Rasta”) in a way you’ve never heard them before!
For more information on Los Monstros, visit them on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LosMonstros/