RVCC Theatre Slates Performance of International Folk Music

The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg will present the international folk group The Jammin' Divas, Thursday, March 5, with performances at noon and 7 p.m. The presentation is part of the Theatre’s Club28 series.

The Jammin’ Divas blend stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music from Ireland, Australia and the US, adding elements of improvisation from each of their cultures. The group features Aoife Clancy of Ireland, Grammy Nominee with the traditional Irish musical group Cherish the Ladies; Nicole Zuraitis of the US; Kath Buckell of Australia; and flutist Hadar Noiberg from Israel. American Craig Akin also lends his talents on bass.

Through stunning three-part harmonies bedded against the plush melodic landscape of the flute and double bass, The Jammin' Divas draw their audiences into an experience that transcends three continents’ history. Their performances include sharing songs and stories of how these countries culturally influence and enrich one another.

The Providence Phoenix has called the group an “international supergroup…. Their harmonies are divine, and the songs contain enticing elements from the various cultural backgrounds...”

The RVCC performances feature general admissions seating. Tickets cost $10 for the noon performance and $25 for the 7 p.m. show. The noon performance is set in on-stage theatre-style seating and is approximately one hour in length. The evening show, set in relaxed on-stage cabaret setting, includes refreshments and is approximately two hours long. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org. Subscribers’ packages are available for many Theatre series. Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for most performances.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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