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02 Oct 09 Africa Coming to Arlington Stage

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The Levitt Pavilion stage in Arlington will be transformed into a traditional African village celebration, or djo-gbe, to kick off the third weekend of free concerts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8.
Pronounced JOE-bay, djo-gbe — A Night in Africa, will include traditional African instruments, costumes and dancers. Lazare Houetin and his dynamic master dancers and musicians have the distinction of traveling the farthest to perform on the Levitt stage, coming all the way from Africa to present a colorful, centuries-old celebration that symbolically welcomes the child in all of us. The performance will include involving the audience in an evening of free-spirited dancing and singing.

The Levitt Pavilion’s 2009 Fall Concert Series runs through October 25. Concerts are  Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with Children’s shows at 2 p.m. on Saturday. All Levitt Pavilion concerts are free and family friendly. Guests are seated on an open lawn and are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnics and coolers to enjoy the outdoor concerts.

A complete Fall season concert calendar is available on the Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s Web site, The Levitt Pavilion is located in Founders Plaza at the intersection of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall. Free parking is available all around Founders Plaza.

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