Fools in Paradise is an eclectic 6-person group performing a variety of music on African instruments. Our traditional Zimbabwean mbira (thumb piano) songs will transport you to another time and place.
Our rousing marimba music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana and Guinea creates an energetic, danceable sound. Our original material combines African melodies with moving and thought-provoking lyrics. Saxophone, congas, djembe, electric bass kalimba, shakers and vocal harmonies round out the sound. Joyful, upbeat music!
The band was founded by Kite Giedraitis in 2001. Current personnel: Kite, Kevin Finkle, Erin Middleton, Saffire Bouchelion, Noah Peterson and Eric Orem.
Fools In Paradise is on the Young Audiences' roster of performing artists. This means that we are available to perform our 50-minute educational set for K-12 school assemblies in Oregon & SW Washington.
"Come on and warm your soul in the fire of my drum!"
Ideal for festive events, all year around!