Saturday! HopStop: Balafon Beats with Mamadou Diabaté

Sat, Apr 23 • 3 pm in Claremont

HopStop Family Performance

Balafon Beats with Mamadou Diabaté

Musician and composer Mamadou Diabaté shares his award-winning talents on the balafon, an instrument which resembles a xylophone with wooden sound bars that are reinforced with hollowed out gourds. Diabaté’s use of rhythm with the balafon’s unique sound creates a captivating musical experience. His music honors millennia-old West African culture and tells the stories of the Sambla people who live in 12 villages in Burkina Faso. This event is FREE, and tickets are not required.

Please note the location for this event has changed from previous advertisements. The Performance will be outside at Broad Street Park in Claremont.

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Tomorrow! Benefit for the Claremont Creative Center

Pianist Sally Pinkas and Clarinetist Jan Halloran play 10/30/21 in Claremont, NH

Join us on October 30th, at 3pm, at the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts (WCCMA) as we present a special concert featuring pianist, Sally Pinkas, and clarinetist Jan Halloran. This fundraiser event supports the construction and realization of West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts’ new, permanent home, in downtown Claremont, NH. The concert itself takes place in the parish hall, at Union Episcopal Church, 133 Old Church Road, Claremont, NH. The WCCMA’s new downtown home is not just a home for the WCCMA, but a home for the incubation, growth, and celebration of the arts for Claremont. We need you, as members of our community, to help us make this new home a reality, as we build for a bright future!

There are a very limited number of seats available in the concert hall, itself (for folks who are vaccinated, and masked). Online viewing passes are also available, and all tickets give you on-demand access to the concert after broadcast. Tickets are $110/per person, for in-hall seating, and $40/per person, for online viewing access, to support the arts center. Tickets are available through

We are also delighted to share that all funds raised from this event (and all events supporting the WCCMA Homecoming Capital Campaign) will be matched at 50% by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation up to $200,000. This means that the generosity of your contribution is amplified by theirs, bringing us even closer to our goal.

This Weekend: Tango and a Family Picnic

Tango Night with PG Tango Quartet
8/6 @ 6pm-7pm


It takes four to tango!

Pedro Giraudo Quartet has come to represent the evolution of the ever-popular art form. Join us for a live outdoor performance led by the virtuoso bassist and composer Pedro Giraudo, who spices up the form while retaining all the lushness and beauty of tango.

The performance will be held at Union Church, pre-registration is encouraged but not required. WCCMA followers will be able to register at the door, as the event is currently “sold out” via the registration link.

BYO Chair!

Family Picnic Day: Creativity and Culture with the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association

Sun, Aug 8, 2021

Enjoy an online and/or in person outdoor concert/mini-festival with Nulhegan Drum, storytelling and history by Chief Don Stevens, and a showcase of Abenaki artists. Bring the whole family to for the fun and educational event that also include a special artist showcase demonstration.

Demonstrations begin at 1:30pm
Concert starts at 2pm

In-person seating (BYO chair) is available at the outdoor venue, please register by using Eventbrite, at Union Episcopal Church, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH. Pre-registration is not required but is appreciated in case of inclement weather or technical issues. Online access is available via the Saint-Gaudens Memorial youtube channel (

This project was funded in part by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s James Tasker Covered Bridges Fund, and the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.