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Sandi Lee
Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
(205) 226-3742

BPL@Night to Feature a Performance by Carl Winters, “The Kalimba King” in the Central Library’s Atrium

March 10, 2009, Birmingham, AL— The ethereal, mysterious kalimba, a.k.a. the African thumb piano, is often misunderstood, misinterpreted and mistaken for being a museum piece or trinket. Consequently, Carl Winters has been inspired to develop an extensive songbook with the kalimba. His repertoire includes gospel, jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, pop, and original songs while delivering a complete solo performance. He also performs in duo, trio, quartet and quintet configurations.

Mr. Winters attended an Earth, Wind, and Fire Concert in the 1970s and became inspired to master the kalimba. He has played all over the United States. The fusion of styles that inform and create Winters’ music will remind the listener of a dream. His songs create a mood and his performances leave a lasting impression on audience members.

“The Kalimba King’s” educational and enriching programs include spoken word as well as music. Audience members will explore the kalimba’s beauty and its power in this special library performance.

For more information about Carl Winters and his unique music, visit

Event: Performance by Carl Winters, “The Kalimba King”
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Central Library’s Atrium
Cost: Free
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