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SCLS Presents ‘World Music Under the Stars, Summer Concert Series’ at Whim

St. Croix Landmarks Society presents the third and final concert of the season on Saturday, Sept. 12, as part of its ‘World Music Under the Stars, Summer Concert Series’ at Whim. This year it presents a third season of family-friendly outdoor concerts that explore the cultural music traditions of St. Croix’s Latin, American and Afro-Caribbean heritage.

The performance will feature two visiting artists: Jon-Oliver Knight on guitar and vocals, and Bobby Wilmore on percussions. Fall into the ambiance and setting of the historic museum grounds and the sounds of this enchanting duo. Make yourself comfortable; bring a lawn chair or a blanket and a picnic.
Enjoy a Latin/African-themed food dish prepared in the historic cookhouse; enjoy a cocktail from the SCLS Café bar; and stroll through the Museum Store.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to carpool as parking is limited for the number of people on the grounds.
General admission tickets for “Under the Stars” are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. A limited number of tickets will be available ‘Under the Tent’ for $30, and will only be available at the Whim Museum Store. General admission tickets are available and can be purchased at:
  • Cultural Creations, Frederiksted
  • Whim Museum Store, Frederiksted
  • Music Authority, Sunny Isles
  • Starfish Patisserie, Peter’s Rest
  • Riddims Music, Christiansted
  • Undercover Books, Gallows Bay
  • Jon-Oliver Knight Pure passion, no pretense, complete honesty, a musician’s musician – Jon-O can sooth your soul with his guitar, rock you into orbit with his voice, or just make you chuckle. New Delhi to Nicaragua, Brittany to Branson, godfather to gay, bro to Bulgaria … you’ll be livin’ the life and lovin’ the ride when he slips in and out of accents so adeptly you’ll never know what country you’re in.
Spanning a range from Bach to rock, Afro-Cuban to Flamenco, north Indian to Latino, Jon-O has a versatility and depth that comes only from an intense need to understand his craft. He has traveled and toured extensively throughout the Americas, Australasia and Europe, expanding his knowledge, exploring his art and building his multi-cultured repertoire.
Under the tutelage of Bill Kanengiser and Scott Tenant, members of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Knight completed his studies in classical guitar at the University of Southern California in 2000. Since then he has been commissioned to perform for Carlos Santana, has shared stages with “Maestro” Lázaro Galarraga, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Peter Jacobson, to name a few. He studied with the late sitar master, Rahul Sariputra. Jon-O continues to perform with other top musicians while he wraps up production with producer, Angel Figuero.
Bobby Wilmore went to Los Angeles in 2001 on a music scholarship to the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music to study jazz drumming and world percussion. He has performed with Harry Belafonte, Andy Garcia, Prince, Rebekah Del Rio, Francisco Aguabella, Justo Almario, Bill Watrous, Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro, Dr. Droopy, Jamila, Darrell Díaz, Bianca Ryan and Maestro Lázaro Galarraga. Bobby has also done many studio sessions with artists such as Ron Trent, Karsh Kale, Shawn Rivera, Moonlight Carnival, Kathleen Grace, Roger Carnes, Angel Figeuroa and Jorge Black.
Wilmore has performed all around the world, and he is currently executive producing an album of traditional Afro-Cuban music with his godfather Maestro Lázaro Galarraga and producer Angel Figueroa. The album will be released in July.
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St. Croix Landmarks Society presents the third and final concert of the season on Saturday, Sept. 12, as part of its ‘World Music Under the Stars, Summer Concert Series’ at Whim. This year it presents a third season of family-friendly outdoor concerts that explore the cultural music traditions of St. Croix’s Latin, American and Afro-Caribbean heritage.

The performance will feature two visiting artists: Jon-Oliver Knight on guitar and vocals, and Bobby Wilmore on percussions. Fall into the ambiance and setting of the historic museum grounds and the sounds of this enchanting duo. Make yourself comfortable; bring a lawn chair or a blanket and a picnic.
Enjoy a Latin/African-themed food dish prepared in the historic cookhouse; enjoy a cocktail from the SCLS Café bar; and stroll through the Museum Store.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to carpool as parking is limited for the number of people on the grounds.
General admission tickets for “Under the Stars” are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. A limited number of tickets will be available ‘Under the Tent’ for $30, and will only be available at the Whim Museum Store. General admission tickets are available and can be purchased at:
  • Cultural Creations, Frederiksted
  • Whim Museum Store, Frederiksted
  • Music Authority, Sunny Isles
  • Starfish Patisserie, Peter’s Rest
  • Riddims Music, Christiansted
  • Undercover Books, Gallows Bay
  • Jon-Oliver Knight Pure passion, no pretense, complete honesty, a musician’s musician – Jon-O can sooth your soul with his guitar, rock you into orbit with his voice, or just make you chuckle. New Delhi to Nicaragua, Brittany to Branson, godfather to gay, bro to Bulgaria … you’ll be livin’ the life and lovin’ the ride when he slips in and out of accents so adeptly you’ll never know what country you’re in.
Spanning a range from Bach to rock, Afro-Cuban to Flamenco, north Indian to Latino, Jon-O has a versatility and depth that comes only from an intense need to understand his craft. He has traveled and toured extensively throughout the Americas, Australasia and Europe, expanding his knowledge, exploring his art and building his multi-cultured repertoire.
Under the tutelage of Bill Kanengiser and Scott Tenant, members of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Knight completed his studies in classical guitar at the University of Southern California in 2000. Since then he has been commissioned to perform for Carlos Santana, has shared stages with “Maestro” Lázaro Galarraga, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Peter Jacobson, to name a few. He studied with the late sitar master, Rahul Sariputra. Jon-O continues to perform with other top musicians while he wraps up production with producer, Angel Figuero.
Bobby Wilmore went to Los Angeles in 2001 on a music scholarship to the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music to study jazz drumming and world percussion. He has performed with Harry Belafonte, Andy Garcia, Prince, Rebekah Del Rio, Francisco Aguabella, Justo Almario, Bill Watrous, Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro, Dr. Droopy, Jamila, Darrell Díaz, Bianca Ryan and Maestro Lázaro Galarraga. Bobby has also done many studio sessions with artists such as Ron Trent, Karsh Kale, Shawn Rivera, Moonlight Carnival, Kathleen Grace, Roger Carnes, Angel Figeuroa and Jorge Black.
Wilmore has performed all around the world, and he is currently executive producing an album of traditional Afro-Cuban music with his godfather Maestro Lázaro Galarraga and producer Angel Figueroa. The album will be released in July.