Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Week Two Highlights: Bhangra, Flamenco, Spoken Word, New Orleans Jazz, and More
It’s hard to get these emails out amidst the frantic pace we’re producing shows. Suffice it to say that last week was utterly spectacular. The next two weeks will be as well. I’m going to just paste in the complete schedule for now thru Sunday, without editorializing. But wow, we have even more amazing nights up our sleeves.
One reminder….you no longer see Buika on the list because the Mujeres de Agua tour has been canceled. But Espiritu Gitano, led by Arturo Martinez, traverse the trail from India thru Persia to Spain , beautifully, with flamenco and Indian song and dance, Gypsy rumba, and more.
Hidden in these links are a few clips to just a few of the press highlights including rave reviews for Ponderosa Stomp: She’s Got the Power, the Girl Group extravaganza put together by our associate producer Jill Sternheimer, and broadcast on WFMU, Eiko & Koma’s magical “Water” – the first piece fully staged in the Milstein Reflecting Pool, and a cover story in Dance Magazine about tonight’s performer Trey McIntyre and his company TMP’s collaboration with Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Enjoy longstanding favorites and discover something new when the 41st year of Lincoln Center Out of Doors brings three jam-packed weeks of world-cass music, dance, and spoken word to the plazas of Lincoln Center .
Week two highlights are below. Don’t miss a moment—view the complete season!
Wednesday, August 3
An iconoclastic, unclassifiable new-music ensemble that loves a parade. Playing in small groups and as the full band.
Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) and Preservation Hall Jazz Band:
Ma Maison and The Sweeter End
New Orleans jazz meets innovative choreography in this evening of new works.
Thursday, August 4
Raya Brass Band
The pumping, thumping grooves of the Balkans have found fertile ground in Brooklyn .
An unrivaled global sperstar of bhangra and the infectious Punjabi pop style performs with L.A. ’s boundary-crossing Cambodian rock band Dengue Fever.
(After Malkit Singh’s performance, join us at a special after-party at SOB’s as part of DJ Rekha’s classic Basement Bhangra parties)
Friday, August 5
Kid Lucky featuring Alfonso Cid and Isabel del Dia
A world-renowned improviser whose instrument in is the voice collaborates with a flamenco singer and dancer in this special event.
Bassam Saba & The New York Arabic Ochestra
Espíritu Gitano and Friends
An evening of emotive grace as The New York Arabic Orchestra spotlights Bassam Saba’s multi-instrumental virtuosity. Espiritu Gitano brings the Gypsy spirit of Spain together with Indias and Persian roots.
Saturday, August 6
Urban versifiers meet sound collagists and movement ritualists in this daylong celebration of poetic traditions in verse and music.
Natural Expression Rhythm Band
The best of the best Caribbean percussion groups in New York City sets your hips on fire.
Grupo Folklorico y Expermimental Nuevayorquino
François Ladrezo & Alma Omeka
A rare, much-anticipated reunion of the groundbreaking mid-’70s workshop ensemble seamlessly blends rhythms from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and their own Fort Apache backyard, and songwriter-percussionist François Ladrezo, a true master of Guadeloupe’s gwo ka music, explores Afro-Caribbean roots.
Sunday, August 7
El Otro Lado del Colombia / The Other Side of Colombia
Diego Obregón y Grupo Chonta
The rich West Africa–influenced culture that thrives in Colombia fills the stage with driving son and indigenous flutes and drums.
Urban versifiers meet sound collagists and movement ritualists in this daylong celebration of poetic traditions in verse and music, which moves to the Bronx on Sunday.
Live From The Continent
Blitz The Ambassador
Look for the next wave of African music makers where they’re sure to be found—in the club.
New this year: Restaurant Associates’ very own celebrity chef Ed Brown has created Street Food BBQ, a delicious menu of flavors from around the world meant to be eaten with your hands. All dishes are priced under $10. Keep an eye open for their stand in Lincoln Center ’s Damrosch Park !
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