Vermillion, S.D. – The National Music Museum (NMM) will warm up the University of South Dakota’s Farber Hall with the sounds of the Caribbean Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. The Minneapolis-based trio, The Maroons, will bring the energy and music of Jamaica and Trinidad – calypso and reggae, featuring the upbeat rhythms of the steel pan, conga drums, fonde, rhumba box, mbira, guitar and bass. The Maroons will also add an educational element to their show with multimedia imagery about the musical instruments common to Caribbean traditions.
Though the National Music Museum’s doors are now closed to prepare for the upcoming architectural expansion, the museum’s popular and wide-ranging NMM Live! concert series continues off-site during the interim.
On April 5, NMM Live! will host a special episode of the Rock Garden Tour, featuring some unique NMM musical instruments in the mix of comedy, music and quirky commentary.
General admission to these NMM Live! shows is $7 per person. Shows are free to USD students, staff and faculty (with ID) and to NMM Members. More information can be found at nmmusd.org.