Savannah Music Festival at Charles H. Morris Center

Savannah Music Festival at Charles H. Morris Center

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 12:30pm



12:30 PM: Mike + Ruthy of The Mammals

Hudson Valley-based husband-and-wife duo Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar (otherwise known simply as Mike + Ruthy) have made waves in the Americana world for nearly twenty years. They tour upwards of a hundred shows a year (with their two kids in tow), sharing bills with industry luminaries as diverse as The Avett Brothers, Milk Carton Kids and Elephant Revival, and produce a bi-annual Hudson Valley folk festival called The Hoot. In 2018, Merenda and Ungar reintroduced the high-energy folk rock sound that they helped define in the early 2000s by reforming their seminal stringband The Mammals. They kick off day two of SMF 2019 with an intimate duo set.

Approx. 1 hr 15 mins

General Admission: $30

8:00 PM: Daymé Arocena

Drawing inspiration from the intertwining musical legacies of her native Cuba, 27-year-old Daymé Arocena is a vocal powerhouse who has been described by NPR Music as “a magical mash-up of The Queen of Latin Music, Celia Cruz, and The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.” Born to a family steeped in music, Daymé had already won the prestigious Marti y el Arte award and was performing professionally as principal singer with the big band Los Primos by age 14. Once she caught the attention of jazz impresario Wynton Marsalis, much-lauded saxophonist Jane Bunnett and Brownswood Recordings founder Gilles Peterson, her career skyrocketed. She has since released three albums and toured worldwide from LA to Tokyo, all the while carrying the torch for a new generation of Cuban musicians. Don’t miss her SMF debut in a night of Afro-Cuban jazz at the Charles H. Morris Center!

Approx. 1 hr 15 mins
General Admission: $42