Events of Interest

Saw these on the Celebrate Brooklyn website. These are events that I plan on attending. These are free with a suggested donation of $3 and at Prospect Park in Brooklyn (of course).


JVC Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 24
7:30pm
SAVION GLOVER® & FRIENDS / ROBERT GLASPER
SAVION GLOVER® with his jazz band The Otherz, and other special guests. Opening is the young pianist ROBERT GLASPER's trio, which has the jazz world buzzing with its unique sound.
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Celebrate South Africa!
Saturday, July 1
7pm
ANGELIQUE KIDJO in a tribute to Brenda Fassi & Miriam Makeba with VUSI MAHLASELA and a very special South African guest
An all-star tribute to two of South Africa's musical legends. The great Beninoise songbird ANGELIQUE KIDJO joins forces with VUSI MAHLASELA and another very special South African guest to perform their own songs along with selections of Fassi's and Makeba's work to celebrate South Africa's rich contribution to the modern African sound. Presented with major support from the South African Consulate General in New York and South Africa Tourism.
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Evidence
Saturday, July 22
8pm
RONALD K. BROWN/EVIDENCE
Brooklyn's own RONALD K. BROWN, "Brilliant...one of the major modern dance choreographers to emerge in the past 10 years," (New York Times) and his sublime ensemble perform three works: Come Ye, Upside Down, and Grace, which was originally choreographed for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
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Brooklyn Funk Essentials
Friday, July 28
7:30pm
LEELA JAMES /
BFE SOUND SYSTEM aka BROOKLYN FUNK ESSENTIALS
R&B's new queen LEELA JAMES, a direct descendant of Tina Turner, Mavis Staples, and Aretha, "has funk, soul, and a whole lotta church in those mighty pipes…(her) husky vocals ring out like a thunderous prayer for love finally answered." (VIBE) First, witness the triumphant reunion of BFE SOUND SYSTEM, aka the BROOKLYN FUNK ESSENTIALS, the borough's legendary funk/hip-hop/acid jazz collective.
More info


Washington Mutual Concert Series
African Festival

Saturday, August 5
2pm-9pm
KÉKÉLÉ / LÁGBÁJÁ / RAZIA / AFRICAN UNDERGROUND ALLSTARS / MARTINO ATANGANA & THE AFRICAN BLUE NOTE
This year's celebration of African music, food, and culture is cross-continental affair that will keep you dancing all day headlined by the Congolese rumba supergroup KÉKÉLÉ. The mysterious masked Nigerian LÁGBÁJÁ, heir apparent to Fela Kuti's Afrobeat throne, leads the rest of the lineup, which includes Madagascar-born and Gabon-raised R&B singer RAZIA, pan-African hip-hop with the AFRICAN UNDERGROUND ALLSTARS featuring CHOSAN of Sierra Leone, DOLA of Tanzania, and other special guests, and MARTINO ATANGANA & AFRICAN BLUE NOTE, whose fusion of funk, jazz and an array of West African styles throws a hint of NYC into the mix.
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The full schedule can be seen here. Mark your calendars.

5 comments:

chris June 08, 2006 6:24 PM  

wow....this sounds like fun! enjoy.

Poetry by Kai June 09, 2006 3:22 AM  

sounds like fun

Delaleuverses June 09, 2006 10:07 AM  

I checked out the CB's website and with the list of events, impressive, I can't wait to go to one of the shows

Bougie Black Boy June 13, 2006 8:21 AM  

which ones are you going to? ? ? I'm joining you. Should this be another Pedicure Posse Outing?

Ty June 13, 2006 9:42 AM  

Bougie -

Sure, I will probably need another one or two by then. Don't forget about the waxing! Otherwise I will look like I played in Gorillas in the Mist.

I plan on attending all of the ones above. That is the plan anyway.

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