The nationally touring show Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire provides an Earth Wind & Fire experience so satisfying it transports audiences back to the excitement of the first time they heard these unforgettable songs. Lead vocalist, Thomas “Chazz” Smith, created Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire in 2011 with the vision of honoring the beloved Earth Wind & Fire hits he and millions of others listened to while growing up. The 10-piece organization includes a full horn and rhythm section to reproduce the infectious grooves created by EWF’s Verdine White and Ralph Johnson.
EWF’s founder and musical genius, Maurice White, passed away in February, but Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire honors his work by featuring lush treatments of the soaring vocal harmonies that are the hallmark of Earth Wind & Fire’s music. Performances authentically replicate the signature high notes of Maurice White’s sidekick, Philip Bailey.
The show has played at historic theaters, music festivals and clubs all over the country. Their repertoire includes all of the hits: September, Shining Star, Boogie Wonderland, After the Love Has Gone, and Let’s Groove just to name a few.
Entertainment for everyone to enjoy
The California Theatre is working hard to bring in more artists. “We want to be able to provide a wide range of entertainment that everyone will enjoy. I know our customers love having our venue nearby so they don’t have to travel in order to have a nice evening out,” says Carolyn August, who is the House Manager at the theater. The California Theatre reopened in 2013. Since then, a variety of performances have been held including comedy shows, musicals, and concerts.
Show date: Sat., March 21, 2020
Pittsburg California Theatre
351 Railroad Ave, Pittsburg ,CA
Box Office: 925-427-1611