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August Outdoor Summer Concerts in Prospect Park—Celebrate Brooklyn Schedule

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August Outdoor Summer Concerts in Prospect Park—Celebrate Brooklyn Schedule

Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series in Prospect Park offers global music, local artists, and draws huge crowds

Photo courtesy of BRIC

2014 SCHEDULE for CELEBRATE BROOKLYN at the PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL

 

SEE COMPLETE GUIDE TO CELEBRATE BROOKLYN

 

Program notes provided by the festival organizer, BRIC:

Don't miss the last of the summer's concerts hosted by Celebrate Brooklyn! this August! This year you can attend five free events, including the Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, and a special Beck benefit. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 7:30 P.M.
KES THE BAND | KUENTA I TAMBU (KiT)
FREE

Trinidad’s Kes, a band of brothers that has taken the soca world by storm with hits like Wotless and Tuesday on the Rocks, brings its “bigger, better, crazier, sexier” (Caribbean Beat) island pop sound to the Bandshell. Kuenta i Tambu (KiT) incites frenzy on the dance floor with a sound that blends the Afro Caribbean party music of its Curuçao heritage with club beats from its Amsterdam home.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 7:30 P.M.
ALTAN | MAURA O’CONNELL
FREE

Founded in County Donegal nearly three decades ago and “thought by many to be the finest traditional Irish combo working today” (Chicago Weekly), Altan “have managed to cross the all-important cultural barriers between folk and world and rock music” (Dublin’s Sunday Tribune). With the singer Maura O’Connell, who delivers stirring renditions of Irish classics with a hint of Nashville twang.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 7:30 P.M.
Music & Movies
ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION: THX 1138 | TAYLOR MCFERRIN
FREE

Asian Dub Foundation’s trademark fusion of punk, electronic beats, reggae, bhangra, and hip-hop has attracted many famous fans, from Primal Scream to Radiohead, Sinead O'Connor to Chuck D, all former touring partners and studio collaborators. In a special BRIC commission, the iconic London band performs the world premiere of its new original live score to George Lucas’ feature directorial debut THX 1138 (1971), a chilling dystopian fantasy set in an Orwellian future where mood-stabilizing drugs are mandatory, sex is prohibited, and a young Robert Duval quietly rages against the system. Before the film, Taylor McFerrin layers vocals, beat boxing, samples, and live instruments in a one-man performance that “builds from his roots deep in ’60s soul to his vision of future hip-hop” (Resident Advisor).

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 7:30 P.M.
ST. VINCENT | SAN FERMIN
 

 

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