By Carson Ralston
Verde Valley News – Join us on Thursday, January 6th from 5:30-7:00 pm in Camp Verde Community Library’s Fireside Room for a special performance by The Village Troubadours.
The Village Troubadours are Jashan Blackwell and Chantal Harte.
Jashan grew up in the sixties, fell in love with the music of the times, was the first kid on his block to have a Beatle haircut, and has been writing songs and playing the guitar since the mid-seventies.
Chantal is a Mediterranean-born world traveler. Now that she’s retired from her massage practice, she is fully embracing her lifelong passion for music: singing, playing the piano, several flutes, and the ukulele.
Chantal and Jashan first met in a Sufi dance circle in Northern California. “I heard her voice before I even saw her,” says Jashan. They got together to sing, married sixteen years ago, and since then spent four years teaching in Africa and eleven years in Costa Rica before moving to Sedona full-time in 2020.
In the intimate setting of the Fireside Room at Camp Verde Community Library, the Village Troubadours will be sharing the heartfelt original songs of Jashan, some French classics by Chantal, and maybe even a few of their favorite covers.
Camp Verde Community Library is located just off of Montezuma Castle Highway at 130 Black Bridge Road, Camp Verde AZ. For more information about this or any other library program, visit the library’s website at www.cvlibrary.org or call 554-8391.