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July 30, 2015
A deliciously original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms, Nation Beat’s sound is vibrant, explosive and frequently known to burst into Carnival-style drumming and singing. The infectious music and dazzling stage show of Cha Wa, a Mardi Gras Indian ensemble from New Orleans, has been described as “funk with feathers.” Combining the roots of traditional Maracatu rhythms with the Mardi Gras Indian chants in a contemporary context, Carnival Caravan will link Cha Wa with Nation Beat in a ground breaking collaboration. Nation Beat Caravan with Cha Wa: World Music to make the evening even more exciting!
July 31, 2015
Firebrand Tunisian singer, songwriter, and composer Emel Mathlouthi brings a powerful brand new sound to Tunisian music. Endowed with an outstanding voice, she evokes Joan Baez, Sister Marie Keyrouz and the Lebanese diva Fairouz. Her gorgeous, intricate sound moves between rock, trip-hop, and electronica, with a strong Arabic and North-African connections. Her song “Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free)” was adopted by the Arab Spring and sung on the streets of Tunis.
August 1, 2015
Musical Comedy by Dan Goggin, Nunsense A-Men! is basically the original “Nunsense” show with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, “no drag.” First performed in Brazil as “Novicas Rebeldes,” this version of “Nunsense” premiered in New York in 1998 receiving rave reviews and standing ovations.
A whole new layer of comedy surfaces with lines like “The guys in the old neighborhood still can’t believe I became a nun!” To quote the New York Times: “A change of habit, boy oh, boy!”
August 2, 2015
Canta Libre was founded in 2002 by flutist Sally Shorrock to foster the performance and enjoyment of music specifically written for flute, harp and strings. Considered experts in this ephemeral, rare style of chamber music, Canta Libre was recently featured at The American Harp Society 50th Anniversary National Conference, has appeared at Lincoln Center, on WNYC at The Green Space, The Music Festival of the Hamptons, Barge Music, Concerts at One at Trinity Church in Manhattan, WLIW TV, National Public Radio of Long Island, and The Brooklyn Public Library.
August 4, 2015
The Dream Jam Band are five musicians from the Northeast who write and play an eclectic collection of original music for children of all ages young and old. Their influences range from The Beatles to Mozart, to Duke Ellington to Woody Guthrie. When asked how to describe The Dream Jam Band’s music, one member said: “A Marx Brothers movie that you can dance to.” Bring the kids and jam out!
August 5, 2015
Island Hills Chorus/Sweet Adelines & Twin Shores Chorus Dedicated to preserving the truly original American art form of a capella harmony in their distinctive Sweet Adelines and barbershop styles, each chorus performs a wide range of show tunes, patriotic themes and old-fashioned love songs, along with jazz and spiritual offerings.
August 6, 2015
Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Stephen Petronio is widely regarded as one of the leading dance-makers of his generation. New music, visual art, and fashion collide in his dances, producing powerfully modern landscapes for the senses. Founded in 1984, Stephen Petronio Company has performed in 26 countries throughout the world, including over 35 New York City engagements with 18 seasons at The Joyce Theater.
August 7, 2015
Internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times, Lunasa is renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. Their inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Their recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music.
August 8, 2015
The Long Island Philharmonic Join us once again as the Long Island Philharmonic, with Music Director David Stewart Wiley, provides for a musical experience that will entertain, excite and inspire.
August 9, 2015
Hailing from the streets of Memphis, soul music flows through Gedeon Luke’s veins in rainbow colored hues. Weaned on the gospel infused sounds of Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield and Al Green and inspired by the rock ‘n roll passion of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Gedeon and his band The People are here to crash through the boundaries of music and society, to bring Love, Peace and Soul to the world.