Make a night of it in the off season. Enjoy great quiet season rates and a night of wonderful music. Stay at the Windward House B&B in romantic historic
Camden Maine, enjoy dinner before the show, and then a short drive to downtown Rockland Maine for the show! With our quiet season rates, enjoy a great overnight getaway from Portland, Boston, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, or New Brunswick!
Bay Chamber dives into new musical territory this fall to present Haitian reggae star BélO at the Strand Theatre on Saturday, November 3 at 7pm. BélO’s remarkable voice and dynamic live performances powerfully connect the music of his native island to the vibrant Parisian Afro-global music scene. A young, socially conscious singer-songwriter, BélO and his five-piece band deliver a high-energy mix of jazz, worldbeat, rock, R&B, reggae and Afro-Haitian traditional rhythm. Seating will be general admission.
Long established as a platform for the finest classical chamber music, Bay Chamber Concerts has announced an October ‘12 – June ‘13 series that re-positions the organization within Midcoast Maine’s vibrant music scene and is generating intense interest from jazz, World, and Celtic music fans in addition to their traditional classical music audience.
As a Haitian International singer-songwriter, BélO is the voice against Haiti’s suffering. Born in Haiti in 1979, BélO has been hailed as Haiti’s musical ambassador to the world. A socially conscious singer-songwriter with a sophisticated sound and winner of numerous awards, including the prestigious “Prix Radio France International Discoveries of 2006,” BelO’s sound is a sublime mixture of Jazz, Worldbeat, Rock, Reggae and Afro- Haitian traditional rhythms known as Ragganga. He cites Jamaican reggae/dancehall star Buju Banton as one of his primary inspirations. With the two albums already under his belt -“Lakou Trankil” (Soley Soundsn, 2005) and “Reference” (NatiProd, 2008) -sung in his rich and colorful native language, Haitian Creole, BélO has established himself as a Haitian-International artist signpost.
After the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, BélO’s home was fractured, and he was able to relocate temporarily in France with the help of Cultures France. During that time BélO ‘s primary focus was to create awareness for his country at various performances around the world. Upon returning to Haiti, BélO ‘s third album “HAITI DEBOUT,” (Haiti Stand-up, 2011) was released under Radio France/France Info and distributed globally by Harmonia Mundi. Already on the first leg of the “Haiti Debout” tour, BélO has performed in Germany, Rome, Romania, France, and the U.S. In addition to his musical success, BélO’s humanitarian work to rebuild Haiti has been featured on Frontline/PBS.
Tickets to see BélO and his five-piece band at the Strand Theatre in Rockland on Saturday, November 3 at 7pm are $35, $25 for ages 21-35, and just $10 for ages 21 and under. Seating will be general admission. New this year, Bay Chamber Concerts is offering reduced ticket prices, new younger audience deals, and aggressive subscription rewards. Save up to 25% off ticket prices by attending multiple events this season!