Mariachi de Humboldt. Photo courtesy AB Navarro
In the mood for some live, high-energy music? Look no further than the two shows Cal Poly Humboldt’s got on tap this weekend. First up, it’s the Cal Poly Humboldt Guitar Ensemble and Mariachi de Humboldt Concert, tonight at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall ($10, $5 child, free for CPH students w/ID). The concert includes a variety of musical styles and ensembles, including a guitar octet playing an arrangement of Monteverdi's “Orfeo,” a banjo trio performing old-time clawhammer banjo, performance poetry with guitar and marimba, and the
much-anticipated return of the school’s newest ensemble, Mariachi de Humboldt, playing love songs and more love songs. Then, set your metronomes to “WOW” for the Cal Poly Humboldt Percussion Ensemble and World Percussion Group Concert on Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m. also in Fulkerson Recital Hall ($10, $5 child, free for CPH students w/ID). Directed by Eugene Novotney and Howard Kaufman, this show features contemporary music for percussion and African rhythms of the Ewe tradition of Ghana. Proof of COVID vaccination and booster is
required for both events. Masks are not required but strongly recommended.