Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Celebrate the earth this Friday, July 1, 2011 at the DCR's Mount Greylock State Reservation in Lanesborough by listening to a free concert by Gaia Roots World Music Ensemble from 6 to 8p.m. The group is inspired by music from West Africa, the Caribbean, and other types of roots music, and is appropriate for all ages. The concert will include drumming, percussion, dance, vocal harmonies and story by combing both traditional and original pieces in Gaia Roots efforts to honor the earth.
The outdoor setting at Mt. Greylock is a great place for a picnic, listen to the music and enjoy the scenic view all at the same time. Bascom Lodge Group will also be serving refreshments such as sandwiches, chips, cookies, and a variety of beverages.
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