by Melissa Chipman
When the heck does this guy sleep?
Seriously, is “mayor” even the right job title for Greg Fischer?
Or should we be concerned that he might be a cylon?
The Mayor’s Art and Music showcase returns November 1 with a performance of The Sudanese Rebaba Project in the Mayor’s Gallery on the 4th floor of Metro Hall. “Louisville has an international reputation for its music, performing and visual arts. We are creating an opportunity to showcase a diverse mix of performers and artists in the unique setting of Metro Hall, which is the people’s building,” says Fischer
The Sudanese Rebaba Project was founded by former “Lost Boys” of Sudan who fled the war-torn country several years ago and relocated to Louisville. The rebaba is a South Sudanese musical instrument similar to a banjo. Rebaba music explores universal themes like love and war and peace. The purpose of the project is to sustain instrument-building techniques that the musicians developed while they were children in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.
Listen to the musicians and watch the building of a rebaba in this video:
The Mayor’s Art and Music showcase continues on December 6th with guitarist Craig Wagner and singer Carly Johnson. Brown bag lunches are encouraged, but no outside drinks are allowed. Louisville Tap will provide water.