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Nelson Gill and the Caribbean Rhythm Band to perform at Moravian – September 22

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) — Award-winning children's recording artist Nelson Gill and the Caribbean Rhythm Band will perform at Moravian College on Sunday, September 22, at 4 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall. Nelson Gill is an entertainer and educator who is a recipient of numerous awards including the Caribbean Entertainer of the Year, Parent's Choice Award, and Director's Choice Award. Born in Belize, Central America his compositions are greatly influenced by the lively Caribbean rhythms found in Reggae, Limbo, Calypso, Punta, Soca, and Merengue. His own music emphasizes concepts such as math, friendship, world harmony, and perseverance.

Gill was a preschool teacher for 15 years when he discovered the impact of his music and began singing songs to help some of his students settle into naptime. He discovered that his guitar music not only soothed the students, but stimulated questions from them. One by one the children would start requesting songs.
Gill was educated in Chicago, Illinois and holds an A.A. degree in Music, B.A. in Spanish Literature and M.Ed in Early Childhood Education. Nelson has been taking his show on the road to America's schools and has made an impression not only among students, but parents, school teachers, principals and administrators. He has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in Chicago, including Taste of Chicago, Navy Pier, Ravinia Summer Fest and the International Festival. He has also traveled and performed in various locations in Central America and the Caribbean. In addition, his music can be heard on top radio stations, and he is continuously featured in print, broadcasting and audio-visual mediums.

Gill has released three albums. "Going Places" was released in 1990 and reached an audience primarily of young children. "Friends" was released in 1992, and with his third release in 1995, "One Word, One Light," Gill crossed over to the adult audience with his universal themes of living together harmoniously and working through adversity.

Foy Concert Hall is located on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, Main and Church streets in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 senior citizens, students, and children 12 and under. For more information, call 610-861-1650 or send an email to music@moravian.edu.