Fri Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Chandler Main Stage
Pay What You Can. (reserved seating)
Vermont-based Jennifer Grout sings about nature, love, and spirituality while accompanying herself on the oud and utilizing multiple percussion instruments and a wide variety of rhythms. Jennifer will be performing her original music as a duo with Burlington-based multi-percussionist Colin Henkel.
Vermont-based singer-songwriter Jennifer Grout first became internationally recognized in 2013 with her participation on “Arabs Got Talent,” where she sang famous songs in Arabic while accompanying herself on the oud (an Arabic lute). She also gained recognition in Morocco for performing various traditional Moroccan styles, such as Chaabi, Berber, Gnawa, and the music of renowned Marrakech artist Hamid Zahir. Jennifer has since ventured into another realm, composing her own original music in which she sings in English about nature, love, and spirituality while accompanying herself on the oud and utilising multiple percussion instruments and a wide variety of rhythms. Although Jennifer’s music is heavily influenced by Gnawa (sufi/trance music of Morocco), the music of Hamid Zahir, and contains different types of North African rhythms, it still captures the essence of her English poetry and Western expression, blending the different cultures seamlessly together in the form of sound. Jennifer will be performing her original music as a duo with Burlington-based multi-percussionist Mr. Colin Henkel on the “Kajon.”