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Kamilya Jubran @LCAtrium, Johnny Colon @LPR, Red Baraat at the White House!

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  • Bill Bragin
    It s been a busy week and I m sure I m forgetting something as I rush to send this out, but a few quick things, without too much set-up First, great free shows
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 4, 2012

      It’s been a busy week and I’m sure I’m forgetting something as I rush to send this out, but a few quick things, without too much set-up



      First, great free shows coming up at the Atrium at Lincoln Center including Palestinian oudist and vocalist Kamilya Jubran tomorrow.  And on April 19, the Unsound Festival returns, with the US debut of LXMP doing their take on Herbie Hancock’s seminal Future Shock, sharing the bill with Peaking Lights




      MAKAN (Arabic for place)
      Kamilya Jubran

      Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 8:30pm
      Target Free Thursdays
      David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

      Kamilya Jubran is a Palestinian musician, composer, singer, and performer. From 1982 to 2002, Kamilya along with the Jerusalem based artist organization Sabreen represented a deep and dynamic artistic-political voice and process that created a new style of a modern Arabic song. In 2002 Jubran moved to Europe and has found herself constantly traveling between different places, cities, and countries. “I have been sharing spaces with others, sometimes by my own choice, and at other times by obligation. I am often faced with contradictory feelings: the space I move in grows wider and bigger, and possibilities multiply, whereas my private space gets narrower and narrower. I manage to find my own space in my melody.”

      Makan was born under these circumstances. It consists of nine songs, based on contemporary Arabic texts with Jubran’s compositions. Preoccupied by the idea of ‘place’, Jubran examines the different spots in which each poet placed himself, while observing his world. Makan travels through the different places an individual can occupy in a lifetime.

      This performance has been curated in collaboration with Zeyba Rahman.  Kamilya Jubran is presented in partnership with ArteEast to expand cultural exchanges and deepen understanding of cultures from the Middle East and North Africa regions. Ms. Jubran's appearance is supported by grant from the Ford Foundation administered by ArteEast.

      Unsound Festival New York: INTERZONE
      Featuring LXMP (U.S. Debut) 

      Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7:30pm
      Target Free Thursdays
      David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

      Unsound Festival New York returns to Lincoln Center for the third year with INTERZONE featuring two exciting duo projects that explore the edges of sound, melding psychedelic, rock, dub, and other influences in engaging new ways. 

      Acclaimed Polish Synth/Drum duo LXMP make their US debut with a special live
      reshape of the classic Herbie Hancock album "Future Shock" into their own brand of
      twisted fun. 

      Madison duo Peaking Lights bring their own unique mix of rhythmic contemporary dub and Afrobeat inspired psychedelica as heard on their album "936."

      Unsound Festival New York, the New York offshoot of the acclaimed Kraków
      festival returns for a third year at venues across New York City Wednesday,
      April 18th through Sunday, April 22nd.

      Speaking of the Atrium, Theo Bleckmann sang his version of Kate Bush’s songs there in January.  Will Hermes was there, and wrote about it in the NY Times in advance of Theor’s Cd release show at the Highline this Saturday.





      We’re getting very close to announcing this summer’s Midsummer Night Swing line-up.  But two artists I can already tell you about that will be part of the line-up are boogaloo pioneer Johnny Colon and boogaloo revivalist DJ Turmix.  They’ll be at (le) Poisson Rouge on Wed April 24, with special guests Spanglish Fly, as a little sneak preview of the season.  Buy tix now – we’ll be giving away some Midsummer Night Swing tickets and season passes and more.


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      Village Gate Nights presents:

      The Salsa & Boogaloo legend
      Johnny Colon & His Orchestra
      w/ Spanglish Fly , DJ Turmix and Benefit Concert for the East Harlem Music School Fund

      Wed., April 25, 2012 / 7:00 PM

      Latin music legend-and native New Yorker-Johnny Colon will revisit his salsa and boogaloo roots when he performs with his orchestra, paying homage to their long-running boogaloo sets at the Village Gate, at Le Poisson Rouge on Wed. April 25. The evening will also feature Latin boogaloo specialist DJ Turmix spinning vinyl-only sets, and an opening set by NYC's hot young boogaloo band Spanglish Fly, and will benefit the East Harlem Music School. The evening serves as a preview ofand a chance to win tickets toJohnny Colon and DJ Turmixs appearance at Lincoln Center’s outdoor dance party, Midsummer Night Swing, in July 2012. 



      And lastly,  big congrats to Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and globalFEST alums Red Baraat, for kicking ass at the White House on Monday as part of the White House Asian American Pacific Islander Initiative.  Photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150665058253481.387008.108467608480&type=1  Quote of the day from Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis: “My God, the White House is on fire. Listen to that music!”



      Speaking of globalFEST, we’ll have some exciting news soon.  But I’ll hold off on telling you about that now…

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