Kalimba King Carl Winters provides the sound track for Black History Month

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The Kalimba King brings music and fun from Africa to the Bay Area.

Carl Winters, the Kalimba King, will perform at various locations throughout Black History Month. All shows are free and suitable for the whole family.

Winters will play jazz, blues, gospel and freedom and civil rights songs on 12 kalimbas (African thumb pianos). He will also provide an educational component that includes a discussion of the significance of kalimbas in African countries, a question and answer period, hands on opportunities for participants to play the kalimbas, and handouts that illustrate how to make kalimbas.

Typically, Winters tours the East Coast and Southern states during February. However, he has chosen to celebrate Black History Month in the Bay Area this year.

The Kalimba King’s February schedule is as follows:


 Feb. 2, Brookfield Library, 3:30 p.m.

 Feb. 3, African American Museum and Library at Oakland, 1:00 p.m.

 Feb. 5, Eastmont Library, 5:30 p.m.

 Feb. 28, Elmhurst Library, 2:00 p.m.

San Leandro

 Feb. 6, San Leandro Library, 6:00 p.m.

San Francisco

 Feb. 10, Anza Library, 11:00 a.m.

 Feb. 10, Marina Library, 1:30 p.m.

 Feb. 10, Visitacion Valley Library, 4:00 p.m.

 Feb. 18, Wright Chapel AME Church, 11:00 a.m.

South San Francisco

 Feb. 17, Main Library, 12 Noon

 Feb. 17, Grand Library, 2:00 p.m.

Daly City

 Feb. 24, City Hall Rotunda, Black History Celebration, 11:00 a.m.

The Kalimba King can be reached at carllwinters@sbcglobal.net