Viriditas Newsletter, July – A Special Invitation!

Dear Viriditas Community,

This month I am sending out a special invitation. As most of you know, I have been playing the marimba for five years now. It is a source of powerful joy for me and I want to share that joy with YOU. This coming Saturday Titandare, the band I play with, will be participating in ….. drum roll….
           A MARIMBA JAM!

If you have yet to experience the marimba, you do not want to miss this. One of my band members, Greg Amorese, has created a dynamic, gorgeous and HUGE performance venue inside his own home! I kid you not, there is a performance space dedicated to the marimba smack in the middle of Boulder. Greg has a huge heart and has a vision to bring people together with the music of the marimba. Shamwari TambaThis particular marimba jam is going to be especially powerful because one of the greatest ensembles in the country, Shamwari Tamba, will be playing.

Many of the members of this band grew up in Boulder and started playing the marimba when they were youngsters. Most of them have left Boulder to go off to college. This summer many of the former members of the band are back in Boulder and are coming together again for this event. To experience them playing is a treat not to be missed. Every time I experience Shamwari Tamba playing, they sweep me off my feet. Awe-inspiring, I tell you! Click here to see and hear what I mean.

Here are the details:

Host: Nola Fanestil and Greg Amorese
When: Saturday, July 15 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: 825 Grape Avenue, Boulder, CO

Greg’s home is a delight to be in. His hospitality makes you feel welcome the moment you walk through the door! David and I were invited to his Thanksgiving Celebration last year. To see Greg and his friends whip up the most elaborate Thanksgiving dinner for about forty people inspired me to want to reach out and create more gatherings in my home for friends and family. He is going to have a pizza oven going as well as outdoor volleyball. Fun, fun, FUN!!!!

This Saturday’s jam is also going to be a fundraiser for Ancient Ways, an organization which vibrates with an uncommon passion for life. Ancient Ways provides services in two separate areas of Zimbabwe. Their current focus is on preschool children, maturing girls and the constructions of wells. Click here for more information.

Please contact me as soon as possible if you are planning on coming so I can let Greg know.

Titandare! (Let’s get together and have a great time!)



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