Arthur Lipner and Brasilian Vibes will perform Saturday at the Voices Cafe at the Unitarian Church.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 10 Lyons Plains Road.

Lipner, originally from Weston, is a vibes and marimba. His travels as a performer and educator have taken him to 25 countries where has presented at more than 300 universities and conservatories.

Lipner has released eight albums and performed on many others. More than 50 of his compositions have been recorded.

Lipner also plays steel drums, and his tracks can be heard on the current United Airlines In-flight Safety video. “Two Hands, One Heart,” a best-of collection containing 24 tracks from his favorite recording sessions over the last 25 years, was recently released.

Joining Lipner will be Vanessa Falabella and Carlos Dias.

Lipner and Falabella have been performing and recording together, both in the United States and Brazil, for more than 20 years. Dias is a vocalist and guitarist from Sao Paulo deeply rooted in the varied rhythms of Brazilian music.

Besides the performance, there will be a screening of the documentary “Talking Sticks.”

“Talking Sticks” is a one-hour documentary filmed in Ghana, Mexico, Norway, Brazil, Iceland and the United States. The film tells the untold story of marimba and vibraphone. Their history, relationship to music and cultures, and manufacturing are all explored in-depth through location footage and interviews.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets go to or call 203-227-7205, ext.14. Seating is cabaret-style at tables.

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