Cymande emerged as innovators of the funk music scene during early 1970s. Influenced by their Caribbean heritage, Cymande combined reggae and Rastafarian rhythms with rare groove, funk and jazz to create a new and exciting sound.
Twin sisters Paris and Amber Strother and musical compadre Anita Bias are KING. In 2011 KING independently released their first EP to much acclaim. Title track “The Story,” “Supernatural,” and “Hey” make up the 3-piece introduction to their carefully crafted dream-soul sound.
Deva Mahal is a powerful vocalist and songwriter who is the daughter of legendary blues musician Taj Mahal, with whom she wrote the song “Never Let You Go” on his GRAMMY nominated 2009 album Maestro.
New York City-based DJ Parler (par-lé) has rocked audiences and tastemakers across the U.S., South Africa, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico and beyond. His eclectic style and ability to move a crowd allows partygoers to experience a musical journey that ranges from Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Breaks & Rare Grooves, Reggae, Electro, Rock, 80s & 90s, International Sounds and more.
June 11, 2016, 2pm — 7pm
SummerStage, Central Park