Monday, July 12, 2010

Celebrating Brooklyn

Celebrate Brooklyn, the annual festival of music, dance, performance and film produced by BRIC Performing Arts is brighter than a thousand suns, and just as hot.

This weekend's events are presented in partnership with the Museum for African Art, which offers free Educator Resources  and other Public Programs of interest to teaching artists, when we are not busy dancing.

Information on this weekend's concert is below:

African Festival with Konono No. 1

Saturday, July 17, 2:00pm
Gates open at 1:00pm
with Omar Pene & Super Diamono, Chiwoniso, Meta & the Cornerstones and Djarara
Presented with the Museum for African Art
Our annual celebration of African music, food and culture builds to an ecstatic crescendo with the distortion-fueled trance music of Congolese thumb-piano wizards Konono No. 1. Dakar heavyweights Omar Pene & Super Diamono, seminal figures in the birth of the modern Senegalese sound, add a jolt of energy to the proceedings, while the distinctive voice of Zimbabwean Afro-soul diva Chiwoniso, the pan-African reggae of Meta & The Cornerstones, and the festival horns and drums from Haiti’s Djarara bring other unique flavors to the day.

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