The Jammin' Divas to Perform at RVCC

The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg will present the international folk group The Jammin’ Divas, Thursday, May 28, at noon and 7 p.m. The presentation is the final segment in this year’s Club28 series.

The Jammin’ Divas features artists Liz Simmons and Nicole Zuraitis of the US, Kath Buckell of Australia, and flutist Hadar Noiberg of Israel, joined by Craig Akin from the US on bass. The artists blend stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music with elements of improvisation from each of their cultures. Through stunning, three-part harmonies set 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 Jammin’ Divas 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 show is set in on-stage theatre-style seating and is approximately one hour in length. The evening show, set in relaxed on-stage cabaret seating, includes refreshments and is approximately two hours long. Those who attend the noon show may pre-order a box lunch for $5 and have lunch at the Theatre before the performance.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org. Senior citizen, student and group discounts are available for most performances.

The RVCC Theatre offers a RVCC Family Discount (students, faculty and staff) for 50% off on up to four tickets per performance. The discount can be bought with a RVCC ID at the box office or through the Lion’s Den. This discount applies to all shows presented by RVCCArts (rvccarts.org) except those presented at noon for $10.

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