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April 16, 2024

Global Sounds 2024

Global Sounds is back for its second year, and it’s going to be an experience you wont want to miss! 🎉 Join Omaha Performing Arts and Canopy South for a FREE community concert featuring local and national artists in the heart of South Omaha. 🌍🎵 Bring your friends, family, and neighbors for a cultural celebration — see you there!

Saturday, June 1ST // 4 – 10 PM

  • Follow our FB Event Page for more info!
  • Admission is FREE; no tickets are required.
  • Feel free to bring your blankets, chairs, food, drinks (including beer and wine)!
  • The shows will take place regardless of the weather conditions.
  • Local food trucks will be available on-site, it never hurts to bring cash.
  • FREE family activities for the entire family – including STEM activities and face painting

THE LINE UP

4 PM // Hispanic Arts Center of Omaha

4:40 PM // Edem Soul Music

Edem Soul Music is a Vocalist, Performer & Multi-Instrumentalist.  A large part of her music focuses on the ‘Creative content’ that comes from a place that can only be described as her ‘Soul’. Edem defines her sound by utilizing the many instruments she plays. Playing over 12 instruments including the Harp, Ukulele, Guitar and various forms of African percussion, Edem sings in English as well as in her native tongue, called ‘Ga’; originating from the Ga Tribe of Ghana, West Africa.

5:20 PM // Sammy Figueroa and His Latin Jazz Ensemble

Percussionist Sammy Figueroa has garnered two Grammy nominations in the process after twenty years as New York’s #1 percussion recording and sideman for artists such Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Mariah Carey, David Bowie, John McLaughlin, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Dave Grusin and countless others. Sammy and his band have performed at the Detroit Jazz Festival, Pittsburgh Live Jazz Festival, New York’s Blue Note and Jazz Standard, Boston’s Sculler’s, Catalina’s in LA, Chicago’s City Winery, Bourbon Street Club in Sao Paolo, Burghausen Jazz Festival, Sunfest in Palm Beach.

6:40 PM // Pony Creek

Playing a variety of folk, blues, Americana, country and rock, Pony Creek has played nearly every big stage in the Midwest. Opening for acts like Michael Ray (Nashville, TN), Colt Ford (Athens, GA), Eli Young Band (Denton, TX), Logan Mize (Clearwater, KS), Muscadine Bloodline (Mobile, AL), the band continues to gain popularity in the Midwest region.

7:30 PM // Los Silverbacks

 

Grammy-winning Spanish guitarist Diego Garcia fronts this band of unbridled rhythm with members of his new collective: Adrian Buono & Jose Agote of the band Los Pinguos of Argentina and Jason Tamba & Mermans Mosengo from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Inspired by world travels & artistic encounters, Los Silverbacks is a World Music collective based in Venice, CA.  With blends of Latin, Spanish and African rhythms, their sound takes you from Congolese Rumba, through South American cumbia to Rockabilly.

8:50 PM // Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and have crossed genre and musical borders. Born and raised east of the Los Angeles river, Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice.  Las Cafeteras use music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities, and create ‘a world where many worlds fit’.  

10 PM // Firework Show

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