The Wali Lecture is an annual event where the sciences and humanities converge, fostering dialogue and new perspectives on current topics for all who attend. The 2023 Kashi and Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 5, will honor the…
Lemon Elefant to Perform Nov. 21
The Community Folk Art Center will host a concert featuring dynamic rhythm and blues ensemble Lemon Elefant on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. The concert will be held as part of the center’s music series, A Journey through Music of the African Diaspora.
Lemon Elefant is a Syracuse-based blues group that fuses postmodern improvisational music and contemporary rhythms into a unique “anti-jazz” style that captivates audiences.
Formed in the summer of 2010, group members Dave Solazzo and Bill Horrace have developed a large fan base in the Central New York area. They are well known for their electrifying performance at the 2011 Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival in downtown Syracuse. Lemon Elefant has worked with many notable musicians, including Marshall McDonald (Count Basie Orchestra), Jeff Brillinger (Chet Baker Trio) and Rick Montalbano (Jane Monheit Band).
Now in its third year, the one-of-a-kind series explores and celebrates the rich creativity, depth and legacy of African diasporan musical traditions played by local, regional and nationally recognized musicians.
All events are open to the public, and donations are welcome to support the center’s 40th anniversary year programming.
A Journey through Music of the African Diaspora is sponsored by University College, the Gifford Foundation and the Third Thursday (TH3).