(Hartford, CT)- July 10, 2014- Bring your chair and picnic dinner to this free outdoor lawn concert seriesat the Amos Bull House’s Richard P. Garmany Fund Music & Education Terrace, surrounded by the beautiful urban oasis of the Butler-McCook Garden. The concerts will begin at 6 pm each evening, with tours of the Butler-McCook House & Amos Bull House beginning at 5:30 pm. The World Sounds in the Garden Concert Series is sponsored by the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee and the Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The concert series will premier on Tuesday, August 5th, featuring a trio of traditional African music by world renowned Boubacar Diébaté. Diébaté is a Griot from Senegal, West Africa. The term “Griot” refers to a specific role passed down through family lineage and is sometimes referred to as an oral historian. He performs solo kora and leads an African music ensemble called Dialy Kounda. Diébaté and Sam Gill (a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado, and the owner of Bantaba World Dance & Music) have worked together and produced a collaboration between Diébaté’s Kora music and Vishal Nagar’s tabla drumming. Diébaté and Gill have also held various classroom demonstrations and public events highlighting Senegalese culture and the Griot traditions. It is Diébaté’s vision to share his culture with Americans through his music and cultural exchange opportunities. The second concert, on August 12th, will feature Polish music by Joey Milardo and the Musical Cavaliers. The Cavaliers are a seasoned band that entertains with a musical offering of Polkas, Obereks, Waltzes, Big Band, and Swing. They are a very popular Polish band in New England. The final concert, on August 19th, will highlight Brazilian Vibes. The two main musicians are Shawn Vincent, playing electric bass, and Nanny Assis, playing acoustic guitar. Both are seasoned players having played regionally and worldwide. They play various styles of Brazilian Music including samba and bossa nova. The rain date for each concert will be on the following Wednesday (August 6th, 13th and 20th). Guests may enter from the Butler-McCook House & Garden, 396 Main Street.