Richard Bona — a West African singer of praise and storyteller – and percussionist. A Quartet of extraordinary Cuban Street Musicians.
Thursday, June 23, 2016, noon—2pm MetroTech Commons The Corner of Flatbush and Myrtle Avenues Brooklyn This all-star youth orchestra comprises gifted young musicians from across the five boroughs. Helmed by Grammy-winning composer and bandleader Arturo O’Farrill, the Fat Afro Latin … Read More
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7pm 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (917)275-6975 Harlem Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara combines traditional Wassoulou music and dance from her ancestral home in Mali with elements of pop, jazz, and funk. Also a celebrated actress, Diawara has collaborated with … Read More
Friday, August 7, 2015, 7:30 Prospect Park Bandshell (Prospect Park West & 9th St.) Brooklyn Admission: Free ($3 suggested donation) The Jamaican titans Third World lost their beloved leader William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke last year, but have risen like a … Read More
August 2, 2015, 2pm to 4pm Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the Park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues Manhattan The balafon (xylophone) has electrified popular music in West Africa since the court of Emperor Sundiata Keita back … Read More
July 25 , 2015, 2pm – 7pm Rumsey Playfield, Central Park Manhattan Bombino Born and raised in Niger, is a member of the Tuareg Ifoghas tribe, which for centuries has fought against colonialism and the imposition of strict Islamic rule. During his … Read More
July 19, 2015, 4:00pm – 7:00pm 41st Ave. & Vernon Blvd Queens Wycliffe Gordon’s impressive career has taken him around the world, performing to great acclaim while solidifying his place in musical history as one of the best trombonists of … Read More