Blog April 21, 2014
Afropop's Picks: SummerStage 2014!
Every summer, all the boroughs and barrios of New York overflow with free live music, most of it presented by the City Parks Foundation program SummerStage. They just posted the lineup for this summer, and like the avid fans of live music that we are, we've already dug through the extensive list and picked out the shows that most excite us, as supporters of African and Afro-diasporic popular music! See you in the park(s)! 6/7- Annual Brazilian Film Festival: Toquinho Tribute to Vinicius de Moraes - Central Park-7:00 pm 6/14- Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound/La Mecánica Popular/Little Louie Vega- Central Park- 6:00 pm 6/15- Black Coffee Live/DJ Spoko- A special night dedicated to celebrating 20 years of freedom and democracy in South Africa and National Youth Month (June 2014), in collaboration with the South African Consulate General-NY. Central Park- 6:00pm 6/22- Whistle! A Tribute to Frankie Knuckles- Herbert Von King Park- 6:00 pm 6/22- Buika- Central Park- 7:00pm 6/24- Our Latin Thing/New Swing Sextet- Crotona Park- 7:00 pm 7/05- Teddy Afro/Noura Mint Seymali/Hahu Dance Crew- Central Park- 7:00 pm 7/08- Tony Vega- St. Mary's Park- 7:00 pm 7/09- LAMC: Beatnuts/Ana Tijoux/Bodega Bamz/DJ Tony Touch- Central Park- 6:00 pm 7/09- José Alberto "El Canario"- St. Mary's Park- 7:00 pm 7/10- Domingo Quiñones- St. Mary's Park- 7:00 pm 7/15- Ismael Miranda/Rebel Tumbao- Queensbridge Park- 7:00pm 7/19- Lenine and Martin Fondse Orchestra/Maíra Freitas/Tutu Moraes- Central Park- 7:00pm 7/26- Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption/Junior Reid/The Rice And Peas Party- Central Park- 7:00pm 7/31- Joe Bataan/Boogaloo Assassins/DJ Turmix- Clove Lakes Park- 7:00pm 8/05- Tipica '73 with guest Adalberto Santiago/Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra- East River Park- 7:00pm 8/13- Bobby Sanabria/Screening Chico and Rita- Marcus Garvey Park- 7:00pm 8/24- Fania Allstars- Central Park- 6:00pm