Kalimba: The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire
This is a past event. Saturday, June 22 at 9:00pm
Ponderosa Lounge & Grill 10350 N. Vancouver Way, Portland, OR 97217
The nationally touring show Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire provides an Earth Wind & Fire (EWF) experience so satisfying it transports audiences back to the excitement of the first time they heard these unforgettable songs.
Lead vocalist, Thomas “Chazz” Smith, created Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire in 2011 with the vision of honoring the beloved Earth Wind & Fire hits he and millions of others listened to while growing up. The 10-piece organization includes a full horn and rhythm section to reproduce the infectious grooves created by EWF’s Verdine White and Ralph Johnson. In February, the loss of EWF’s founder and musical genius, Maurice White, left the world mourning, but Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire faithfully honors his work by featuring lush treatments of the soaring vocal harmonies that are the hallmark of EWF’s music and Maurice White. Performances authentically replicate the signature high notes of Maurice White’s sidekick, Philip Bailey.