We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Raya Brass Band thrills audience with intense, soul-shaking Balkan wedding music and Spanglish Fly returns with irresistible grooves that play 60’s soul inspired by Latin boogaloo. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Come ready to dance! DATE: FRI | JUNE 1 | 7 PM (DANCE LESSONS) & 8 PM (CONCERT)
Tickets: $16/$10 Members & Students (Teens 13-19 free with ID)
Featuring ShaLeigh Dance Works, Caitlin Cullen Dance, Copy That Dance & Emily Kessler. ABOUT THIS SHOW
Initiated in the early 90s, this series focuses on emerging, up & coming contemporary choreographers who are refining/defining their distinctive styles. Curated by Doug Post. ShaLeigh Dance Works will present Dead Man’s Walk, the opening section of the company’s newest evening-length work entitled I Promise. The premiere was received with a standing ovation on opening night while excerpts were already being described as “Rousing group work!” by Indy Week and launched the Company’s first NYC tour since landing in NC.
We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! With Spanglish Fly, NYC’s only band dedicated to reviving and renewing Latin Boogaloo’s soul and R&B mix, and Chop and Quench, comprised of members of the cast and band of FELA! The Musical. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Come ready to dance!
A joyful lesson in Black musical history will take place at Aaron Davis Hall on Saturday, April 7, as acclaimed performers Marvin Lowe and Queen Esther Marrow lead a cast of singers in exploration of the diversity and brilliance of Black American music through the decades at “A Soulful Music Celebration.” Presented by City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) in partnership with Marvin Lowe & Friends, the 3 p.m. concert will feature an ensemble of artists and singers taking audiences on a fantastic journey of music, culture and heritage. Developed by singer Marvin Lowe, “A Soulful Music Celebration” brings performers from the Broadway, gospel and concert stages together to commemorate the African-American experience through song. From call-and-response to Negro spirituals and gospel to blues and jazz, the multitude of musical genres that have emerged from the Black experience in America as well as the role of music in uplifting and strengthening the community will be celebrated through songs such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”; “Make Them Hear You” from the musical Ragtime; “Come Sunday” and “Give Me Jesus.”
Special guest star Queen Esther Marrow, a powerhouse singer who began her career with legendary composer-pianist Duke Ellington, will also take part in the event, performing gospel standards that have gained her critical acclaim during her many years touring Europe. Guiding the audience through the journey will be narrator Reverend Rashad Raymond Moore, assistant minister at Abyssinian Baptist Church, providing historical context for the songs and helping to shape the listeners’ understanding of the concert. Under the musical direction of James Davis Jr., “A Soulful Celebration of Music” will also feature performances by singers Brandie Sutton, Lucia Bradford, Sam McKelton, La Fredrick Coaxner and Voices from Harlem.
Once the exhibition ends, on April 12th, Guernsey’s Auction House will be hosting a once in a lifetime auction where the doors of the Chelsea Hotel that once belonged to the residences of Joni Mitchell, Mark Twain, Liam Neeson, Bette Davis, Iggy Pop, WEB Du Bois, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Tennessee Williams, Humphry Bogart, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Bob Marley, Bon Jovi, Jack Kerouac and many more will be sold. Chelsea Hotel, a landmark since 1966, and has been called home by many rock stars, artists, writers, actors and actresses and poets, and behind each door, some of the modern world’s most famous masterpieces where born. These doors hold the secrets of scandalous affairs, artistic inspirations and even some still unsolved murders. Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit City Harvest a nonprofit that feeds nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers facing hunger as the current owner of the doors once himself was homeless. For a complete list of the doors being sold and who they once belong too, please see here.
Mixing live electronic dance music with Punjabi dhol drums, vocals, stringed instruments, and the hypnotic sounding double flute algoza, the powerful, distinct rhythms and traditional melodies of the Punjab will interact creatively with live electronic drum machines, synthesizer arpeggios, and basslines. Visual projections of original digital animations and cinematic Punjabi imagery, produced by filmmaker John Minton, will complete a unique musical and visual event.
For centuries, people in China have celebrated the Lunar New Year in temple fairs. Bring your family to enjoy live performances, traditional crafts, and fusion foods and celebrate the Year of the Dog. The 4th Annual Temple Bazaar is offered on two afternoons. Get your tickets before it’s too late! Saturday only – Gather at FTH at 8:30 am – Parade starts at Flushing Queens Library at 9:30 am.
Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – 2nd Edition conference. will be held on the #Nile_cruiser starting from the city of Luxor down to Aswan – Egypt from 5 February to 8 February 2018. and will discuss many topics such as :
1. Incorporate Management Techniques And Decision Making In Historic Planning, Management And Development Of Historic Areas. 2.
When five downtown New York improvisers with deep roots in the jazz tradition embrace the Hasidic musical legacy and the scintillating rhythms of the holy land, a new voice emerges. Blending together an intense mixture of ethnic and cosmopolitan sounds, Hasidic New Wave fuses spiritual songs from Hasidic dynasties to funk and jazz, Arabic dances with avant-garde rock, and juxtaposes horas and freylekhs with sheer improvisation. Hasidic New Wave’s alternatingly ecstatic and meditative performances, imbued (as is consistent with Hasidic tradition) with joy and passion, has led critics to liken the band to Sun Ra meets Jimi Hendrix at a Jewish wedding and exclaim HNW marries Hasidic music to avant-jazz, spinning traditional Jewish celebratory songs into extended Jazz improvisations that incorporate ferocious horn blowing and raucous electric guitar solos. For this concert they will be joined by Senegalese Sabar drumming ensemble Alioune Faye & Yakar Rhythms, performing music from their collaborative recording, From the Belly of Abraham, as well as new material. More Info & Tickets: http://bit.ly/HasidicNewWave
with Guest Artists Fred Hersch and Holly Near
and a Special Guest Appearance by Natalie Merchant
January 20, 2018
Saturday, 8 PM
The Town Hall
123 W 43rd St, Manhattan
Pre-performance Q&A at 7 PM with the artists moderated by folklorist Hanna Griff-Sleven, Ph.D., Director of Cultural Programs, Museum at Eldridge Street
The Klezmatics will return once again to The Town Hall to perform an incredible evening of music with special guests. Since their emergence more than 25 years ago, the Grammy-winning Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music by making aesthetically, politically and musically enveloping recordings, inspiring future generations, creating a large body of work that is enduring, and helping to change the face of contemporary Yiddish culture. Often called a “Jewish roots band,” the Klezmatics have led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form. While their music is rooted in the klezmer genre, it is not a strictly traditional variety of it and they are, without a doubt, the most successful proponents of klezmer music in the world. The Klezmatics’ music is a comfortable hybrid that appeals equally to those with no previous exposure to the klezmer genre and those already familiar with it.
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