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Some things from the weekend


IMG_5214 This is why they call it Mountain Jam.

IMG_5203 Toots and the Maytals performing “54-46 Was My Number.” A treat to see them play live so many years after first hearing this song. And, of course, “Monkey Man.”

IMG_5205 “Mommy, what’s a jam band audience?” “This, darling, is the absolute definition of a Jam Band audience.” Hunter Mountain ski slopes in background.

IMG_5211 The Avett Brothers in the midst of a 105-minute set at Mountain Jam, Friday June 4. Note the floating beach ball in top left corner: can it get any more cliched?

IMG_5218 Kids having fun at a local birthday party

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Dancers Nora Chipaumire and Solaymane Badalo,
with Ghana Master Drummer, Obo Addy, at conclusion of Art/Family/Our Lives: I Ka Nye at Mount Tremper Arts, Saturday June 5th

IMG_5269 The “gyrl,” a Ghanian percussion instrument not entirely dissimilar to a xylophone but using gourds underneath for additional intonation. A beautiful sounding instrument and no mistake. (I am certain this is the spelling I was given by Obo Addy; I can’t find any confirmation online.)

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