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Concert Of Colors Brings New Tunes To Detroit

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Detroit native Don Was, who has produced for hard-hitting artists such as Ringo Starr, Elton John and Bob Dylan, will perform at this weekend's Concert of Colors in Detroit's Midtown. (John T. Greilick / The Detroit News)

Detroit native Don Was, who has produced for hard-hitting artists such as Ringo Starr, Elton John and Bob Dylan, will perform at this weekend’s Concert of Colors in Detroit’s Midtown. (John T. Greilick / The Detroit News)

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) - The Concert of Colors will celebrate its 20th anniversary this weekend in Detroit’s Midtown with performances from more than 60 eccentric artists.

The lineup includes Indian rap group Black Mahal, which Concert of Colors curator Ishmael Ahmed said showcases a style of music not found anywhere else.

“These are indian executives from Silicon Valley who do a mix of Indian music funk and rap,” he said.

Performances kick off at the Detroit Institute of Arts on Friday, July 13 and will take place at Max M. Fisher Music Center on Saturday and Sunday.

Other artists include funk musician George Clinton and Detroit native Don Was, who has produced for Ringo Starr, Elton John and Bob Dylan.

According to Ahmed, the free concert series will include other forms entertainment. “We’re also gonna have the belly fire dancers performing as well,” he said.

There will be a variety of homemade food from vendors such as Mac Shack, Green Zebra, Treat Dreams and The People’s Pierogi Collective. The event also will include arts and crafts activities for kids.

For more information, visit www.concertofcolors.com.

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