Simba's Annual Winter Solstice Celebration at Evening Star Grange in Dummerston

On Monday, Dec. 21 Simba will celebrate the Winter Solstice on the longest night of the year at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center from 7-11 p.m.

This annual party will be a night of drumming, dancing, music and fun for the entire community and all ages are invited.

The Simba Solstice Celebration will kick off the first official day of winter and the return of the light and longer days.

Simba has been together for 20 years and features blazing horns and scorching percussion to heat up the first winter night.

Simba and special guests will play funk, latin, reggae, worldbeat, soca-calypso, ska, jazz and blues grooves to make you move so bring your dancing shoes. Special guests and friends will sit in with the band this night.

Rupa Cousins will lead a moving meditation dedicated to peace, love and unity for our community and throughout the world.

The members of Simba are: Bob Stabach - sax, flute, Dan DeWalt - keyboard, steel drum, trombone, vocals, Wim Auer - bass, Charlie Schneeweis - trumpet, vocals, Derrik Jordan - guitar, keyboard, percussion, electric violin, vocals, Steve Leicach - percussion, talking drum, Johnny Yuma - drums, vocals.

The Evening Star Grange is located in Dummerston Center at the crossroads of East West Road, Middle Road and Bunker Road. Admission is $10 with a family maximum of $25.

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