Events downtown

Dec 17

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm – Winter Solstice Concert
Location: 181 State St., Portland, Maine 04101, US
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Event website

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, are excited to return to One Longfellow Square, for their annual Winter Solstice Celebration. Inanna has been playing together since 1989, and chose their name after the ancient Sumerian Goddess who was worshiped more than 4,000 years ago when it is believed that the drummers were predominantly women. Her story of descent and reemergence is celebrated on the Winter Solstice, and in some versions of the myth Inanna is called back to the upper world through the sound of the drum. In this season, when the nights are longest, Inanna,
Sisters in Rhythm, through their rich harmonies and powerful percussion, welcome back the return of the light.

The band has traveled throughout the world to study with master drummers, in particular, Famoudou Konaté, Yaya Diallo, Layne Redmond, Glen Velez, and Babatunde Olatunji.

Inanna has recorded seven full-length albums, performs in the US and abroad, teaches classes and workshops, and is frequently invited into the school systems. Through their teaching, the members of Inanna seek not only to provide musical education, but also to cultivate vibrant community.