Music

Sing and dance along, as Asheba performs original lullabies, fast-tempo tunes, and remakes of classics on July 17, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at the Belle Haven branch (413 Ivy) of the Menlo Park Library.

Asheba is a musical storyteller who specializes in calypso, the musical and folkloric oral tradition of Trinidad, Asheba’s homeland. Stories of hope and happiness are the focus of his songs, which range from original lullabies to fast tempo tunes to remakes of classics such as Itsy Bitsy Spider, Five Little Monkeys, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and You Are My Sunshine.

This free event received funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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[email protected] returns for its 17th season presenting 50 events over three week period

[email protected] returns this week for its 17th season with the theme Incredible Decades, revealing music’s extraordinary evolution in seven specific chapters, each a program dedicated to an especially rich and eventful decade. The Incredible Decades festival will explore the ascent of J. S. Bach to the commanding throne of the Baroque era; the propulsive career that […]

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Enjoy bluegrass music performed by The Goat Hill Girls on June 29

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Bell Choir celebrates with a 21st anniversary concert

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Willow Oaks 4th graders team with Quinteto Latino for end of year concert

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St. Bede’s Von Beckerath organ celebrated on May 19

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Singer/mental health advocate Gaby Castro performs at Menlo Park Library on May 13

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month, the Menlo Park Library presents a performance by Bay Area singer and mental health advocate Gaby Castro on Monday, May 13 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Castro combines introspective song writing with a contemporary style. An advocate for mental illness awareness, many of Gaby’s songs touch on her […]

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Anthony Arya performing live in Menlo Park on May 11

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Anyone at Magoo’s Pizza Parlor 54 years ago today?

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Free Balinese music concert at Menlo Park Library on May 4

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