music played on handmade instruments made from locally grown gourds,
the Gourd Orchestra plays its own brand of paleolithic lounge music
– mixing past with present, rhythm with melody, and chaos
A Seed, Grow An Orchestra.
a maker, not just a consumer.
The Gourd Trio performs at the Whole Foods Market Tenleytown
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 - 11:30 - 2:00
4530 40th Street,Washington, D.C. 20016
Come join the Gourd Trio and enjoy samplings and classes at Whole Foods.
The Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra performs at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Goblins and Gourds in the Children's Garden
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 - Event is 1:00 - 4:00
RIGO performs throughout the afternoon.
The Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra performed at
the National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum's second
Farm to Table event in the Kogod Courtyardon Saturday, January 12, 2013.
We had a great time, made some new friends and even got to see some the musuem.
Photo by Catherine Farmer.
We had a great time at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's 'Ghouls and Gourds' festival on Oct. 27, 2012.
The weather was perfect this year and we made a lot of new friends. Here's a view of a very diverse crowd that we played for.
The Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra played at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 Farm to Table Family Day The Urban Sketchers of Washington, D.C. were at the National Portrait Gallery for the World Wide Sketchcrawl
and happened upon the Gourd Orchestra in the Kogod Courtyard.
Below are two sketches by Joel Winstead. http://www.flickr.com/groups/urbansketchersdc/pool/
Christian Tribastone drawing of John Ramsey (above)
Drawing by Woodcut55 (above)
Sketches by petrus01 (above)
Kogod Courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery -
RIGO played in this evocative space with a modern canopy designed by architectural firm Foster + Partners.
The American Art Museum is on the left and the National Portrait Gallery is on the right.
The Gourd Trio with Khalima Dance at Balliceaux. 11-20-2011
Photo by Otway Chalkley.
The Gourd Orchestra at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD