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EMBARGOED UNTIL APRIL 30, 2014 AT 8:00 A.M.

BRIC ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR 36TH ANNUAL
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL,
JUNE 4 – AUGUST 9 AT THE PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL
Brooklyn’s Premier Outdoor Summer Festival Welcomes Presenting Sponsor Squarespace
Including Free Concerts Headlined by Janelle Monáe, Dum Dum Girls, Warpaint, Luciano,
Robert Glasper Experiment, Bebel Gilberto, Nickel Creek, Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas,
Jimmy Bosch y Su Estrellas, St. Vincent
Premieres of Two BRIC Commissions: 50th Anniversary Celebration of Voting Rights Act,
Directed by Nelson George, and Asian Dub Foundation Score to
George Lucas’ THX 1138, Performed During a Screening of the Film
Celebrate Ornette: The Music of Ornette Coleman Featuring Denardo Coleman Vibe, with
Special Guests Afrika Bambaataa, Bill Laswell, Bruce Hornsby, Flea, Patti Smith and More,
Co-Presented with Blue Note Jazz Festival
Screenings of He Who Gets Slapped, with Live Music by Alloy Orchestra, and
Amandla: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, to Mark 20th Anniversary of End of Apartheid
Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert by Ozomatli
Performances by Shen Wei Dance and Dance Theater of Harlem
Benefit Concerts by Jack Johnson, The National, Neutral Milk Hotel, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

BRIC is pleased to announce the lineup for its 36th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, which will
comprise 31 performances, June 4 – August 9. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn’s eclecticism and diversity, will
feature a wide array of free, world-class performances in the singular environs of the Prospect Park Bandshell.
The Festival welcomes Squarespace, a creative tools company based in New York City, as presenting sponsor. Serving
Brooklyn’s characteristically enterprising, creative and diverse communities, Squarespace offers services that, like BRIC,
emphasize both accessibility and quality.

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Winner of the Village Voice Readers’ Poll and Critics’ Picks for “Best Free Concert Series,” and called “Brooklyn’s
preeminent music festival” by the New York Observer, Celebrate Brooklyn! is New York City’s longest-running summer
outdoor performance festival. Since it began in 1979 as a catalyst for a burgeoning Brooklyn performing arts scene, and
to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, the Festival was an early anchor in Brooklyn’s renaissance
and has become one of the city’s foremost summer cultural attractions. Gothamist named Celebrate Brooklyn! #1 on their
list of “100 Reasons Why Brooklyn Lives up to the Hype.” Over its 35-year history, the Festival has presented more than
2,000 artists, drawing an estimated audience of 200,000 each season. The New York Times says, “Prospect Park….truly
comes alive in summer, when the tremendous Celebrate Brooklyn festival brings dozens of free and benefit shows to its
bandshell.”
Beginning June 4 with a free concert by Janelle Monáe, the 2014 Festival exemplifies the Celebrate Brooklyn! signature
mix of music, film, dance and multimedia works, complemented by food and other provisions from local artisans and
vendors. Of the 31 total performances being presented this season, 24 are free (with a $3 suggested contribution at the
gate): 19 music concerts, three Music & Movies events in which live music accompanies films projected on NYC’s largest
(50’ wide x 21’ high) outdoor screen, and two dance performances. The remaining seven shows are Celebrate Brooklyn!
benefit concerts, which offer rare opportunities to see great artists in an extraordinary outdoor setting at a reasonable ticket
price while supporting the Festival’s free performances.
Some highlights of the free programming include two premieres of performances commissioned by BRIC for Celebrate
Brooklyn! On July 11, BRIC honors the 50th anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a special
presentation directed by author/filmmaker/journalist Nelson George. The evening will include contributions by Burning
Spear, Vernon Reid, Maya Azucena, Roger Guenveur Smith, Carl Hancock Rux, Rosario Dawson, Ramya Ramana
and more. D-Nice will serve as Music Director. On August 8, as part of the Music & Movies series, BRIC presents the
world premiere of Asian Dub Foundation’s original score to George Lucas’ feature directorial debut THX 1138, a
futuristic Orwellian film featuring a young Robert Duval quietly raging against the system.
On June 12, in a special co-presentation with Blue Note Jazz Festival, Denardo Coleman pays tribute to his legendary
father with Celebrate Ornette: The Music of Ornette Coleman Featuring Denardo Coleman Vibe. The evening will
feature special guests Afrika Bambaataa, Bill Laswell, Bruce Hornsby, Flea, Geri Allen, Henry Threadgill, James
Blood Ulmer, Patti Smith and others to be announced.
The full season lineup consists of artists from Brooklyn and around the world—across the U.S., the Caribbean, LatinAmerica, Africa and Europe. They include Amos Lee / Lake Street Dive (June 20), Dum Dum Girls / Hospitality / Teen
(June 21), Warpaint / Yellowbirds (June 26), Luciano / Sandra St. Victor & Oya’s Daughter (June 28), Robert
Glasper Experiment featuring Talib Kweli / Glenn Kotche / Aja Monet (July 5), Bebel Gilberto /Vinicius Cantuária
/ Netsayi (co-presented with Brasil Summerfest, July 18), Deltron 3030 / Nomadic Massive (July 19), Nickel Creek
(July 24), Kes The Band / Kuenta i Tambu (August 2), Altan / Maura O’Connell (August 7) and St. Vincent / San
Fermin (August 9).
Returning for the 13th year is Series Title Sponsor Bud Light, which presents the Bud Light Music Series including
The Soul Rebels / Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen / The Lost Bayou Ramblers (June 7) and Shovels
& Rope / Valerie June / Shakey Graves (June 27), and the Bud Light Latin Music Series with Illya Kuryaki & the
Valderramas / Choc Quib Town / RVSB featuring Tina Weymouth (co-presented with LAMC, July 10) and Jimmy
Bosch y Su Estrellas / Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo (August 1).
Ozomatli will headline this year’s Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert on June 14, performing music from their 2012
family album OzoKids. There will be performances by Shen Wei Dance (July 17) and Dance Theater of Harlem
with a special opening set by Leyla McCalla (July 31). Music & Movies series events include the NYC premiere of
Alloy Orchestra’s original score to He Who Gets Slapped, with an opening performance by Stephane Wrembel
(July 12); and a rare screening of Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony to mark the 20th anniversary of the
end of apartheid in South Africa (July 25).

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This summer’s benefit concerts include Jack Johnson / Bahamas (June 10); three shows headlined by The National,
with openers including Phosphorescent (June 17) / Lord Huron (June 18) and Ms Mr (June 19); Neutral Milk Hotel/
Circulatory System (July 22 & 23); and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (July 26).
The beloved Ditmas Park eatery The Farm on Adderley will again offer a menu of seasonal, carefully sourced
extraordinary food; Brooklyn-based The Good Batch will operate the onsite snack bar, serving treats including handmade
ice cream sandwiches, coffee ice cream floats and other goodies; and local artisans collective Etsy NY will make it
possible for concertgoers to shop for a range of handmade merchandise. Lastly, Transportation Alternatives will provide
valet bike parking sponsored by Spinlister.
This year, BRIC’s recently launched Brooklyn-centric cable television channel, Brooklyn Independent Media, will
broadcast concert footage from Celebrate Brooklyn!, as well as several other Brooklyn music festivals. The performances,
along with other Brooklyn music programming, will air every weeknight at 8pm as part of the “Brooklyn Independent
Music” block.
BRIC President Leslie Schultz said: “When BRIC launched Celebrate Brooklyn!, our free programming was a welcome
cultural innovation that celebrated Brooklyn’s diversity and deployed the arts as economic stimulus and community builder. The Festival also changed the cultural landscape in Brooklyn by giving audiences access to performances of the highest
quality and providing artists with a Brooklyn platform for their work. As we turn 36, we are proud that Celebrate Brooklyn! has become a world-class festival and cherished summer tradition for the residents of Brooklyn, the rest of New York
City, and visitors from around the world.”
Jack Walsh, BRIC’s Director of Performing Arts and Executive Producer of Celebrate Brooklyn! said: “We are thrilled
to announce the 36th summer season of the Celebrate Brooklyn!Performing Arts Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell.
This special season features a truly eclectic and world-class mix with both local and global artists, and an array of music,
dance, spoken word and film that is sure to engage, inform, illuminate and excite as only live performance can. We invite
everyone to come together and share in the experience.”
James Snow, Acting President of the Prospect Park Alliance, which is a partner in presenting the Festival, said: “Prospect
Park welcomes Celebrate Brooklyn! back to the Park for its 36th summer of providing a wide variety of exciting
programming at the Bandshell. Congratulations to Leslie Schultz, Jack Walsh and everyone at BRIC for creating this
wonderful festival. We know that this year’s lineup will entertain longtime Park fans and hopefully attract a whole new
generation to discover all that Prospect Park has to offer.”
Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn! memberships for individuals and small businesses offer reserved seats, Friends Tent access
with food and beverage service, and ads for businesses. The Friends Tent is specially designed with design inspired by
IKEA Brooklyn. More information is available at www.BRICartsmedia.org/cb.
The Presenting Sponsor of the Celebrate Brooklyn! 2014 season is Squarespace. TD Bank and IKEA Brooklyn return as
cosponsors and are joined by KIND Bars and Worldstage. Season Media Partners are The Village Voice, WABC-7 and
WNYC 93.9 FM/820 AM. Promotional partners on select performances include WBGO 88.3 FM and WFUV 90.7 FM.
Transportation Alternatives will provide valet bike parking sponsored by Spinlister. A complete list of supporters can be
found at www.BRICartsmedia.org/cb.

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CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! 2014 LINEUP
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 8:00 P.M.
JANELLE MONÁE
Opening Night Concert
FREE
Over the course of one EP (Metropolis: Suite 1 (The Chase), 2007) and two critically acclaimed concept albums (The
ArchAndroid, 2010 and The Electric Lady, 2013), Janelle Monáe has revealed herself as one of the most original pop
voices of her generation: at once futuristic, retro, and totally of the moment. Protégé of Big Boi, signed to Bad Boy, and
the founder of her own Wondaland Art Society, she is “a super-musical cross between James Brown, Judy Garland, André
3000 and Steve Jobs, invented to test the desperate incredulity of music journalists” (The Telegraph).
Prior to the concert, BRIC will hold the Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night Gala, honoring Kenneth Adams, President
& CEO of Empire State Development and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development,
at 5:30 P.M. Gala tickets can be purchased online at www.BRICartsmedia.org/cb or by contacting Kristina Beaudett at
718.683.5633 or kbeaudett@BRICartsmedia.org.
Following the concert, at 10:00 P.M., gala guests and Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn! (i.e., members) are invited to the
Opening Night After-Party featuring DJ Spinna.
SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 7:00 P.M.
Bud Light Music Series
THE SOUL REBELS | JON CLEARY & THE ABSOLUTE MONSTER GENTLEMEN | THE LOST BAYOU
RAMBLERS
FREE
A rousing triple bill that celebrates the many sounds of Louisiana with The Soul Rebels, “the missing link between Public
Enemy and Louis Armstrong” (Village Voice), supplying the brass, Jon Cleary, whose R&B combo “is as broad, deep
and roiling as the Mississippi river” (Rolling Stone), and Lost Bayou Ramblers coming through with the foot-stomping
zydeco.
TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 7:00 P.M.
JACK JOHNSON | BAHAMAS
Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert
SOLD OUT
THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 7:00 P.M.
Celebrate Brooklyn! & Blue Note Jazz Festival Present
CELEBRATE ORNETTE: THE MUSIC OF ORNETTE COLEMAN FEATURING DENARDO COLEMAN
VIBE
FREE
The pioneering saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman “expanded the jazz idiom more than anyone except perhaps
Louis Armstrong” (All About Jazz), but his influence reaches far beyond jazz. His son Denardo, an outstanding
drummer who debuted on record with his father at the age of 10, convenes a deep and surprising lineup of special guests
for a long-overdue exploration and celebration of Ornette’s music and spirit, with his own band at the core. Special

guests include Afrika Bambaataa, Bill Laswell, Bruce Hornsby, Flea, Geri Allen, Henry Threadgill, James
Blood Ulmer, Patti Smith and many more. See BRICartsmedia.org for lineup updates.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 4:00 P.M.
OZOMATLI’S OZOKIDZ
Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert
FREE
The Grammy-winning, TED-Talking, fiercely political and devotedly multi-cultural L.A. party band Ozomatli brought
their “effortless mashup of musical styles” (NPR Music), to families and children in 2012 with the album OzoKids.
They head to the Bandshell for Celebrate Brooklyn’s annual homage to the trailblazing children’s book author and
illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, a Brooklyn native who was the first to populate his distinctly urban stories with young people
of color. Along with music, the day will feature readings of Keats’ work, great food for all ages, and of course the great
Park Slope tradition of on-site stroller parking.
TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 7:00 P.M.
THE NATIONAL | PHOSPHORESCENT
Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert
SOLD OUT
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 7:00 P.M.
THE NATIONAL | LORD HURON
Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert
SOLD OUT
THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 7:00 P.M.
THE NATIONAL | MS MR
Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert
Tickets are available via Ticketmaster, the Mercury Lounge box office and the Music Hall of Williamsburg box
office. $49.50 advance / $50 day of show
FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 7:30 P.M.
AMOS LEE | LAKE STREET DIVE
FREE
The Philly-born singer-songwriter Amos Lee, a “gentle genius” (Billboard) of R&B and country-inflected folk, hit his
stride with last year’s Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, a record that “brims with introspection about life and love”
(Entertainment Weekly). He follows Lake Street Dive, a captivating indie-pop-swing foursome whose lead singer Rachel
Price “has the soulful howl of a young Etta James” (Daily News).
SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 7:00 P.M.
DUM DUM GIRLS | HOSPITALITY | TEEN
FREE
Named in homage to both Iggy Pop and The Vaselines, Dum Dum Girls might be the smartest band ever to put ’60s
girl group sounds through a garage rock meat grinder. Their first LP, I Will Be, was “a blistering half-hour of menacing,
witty bubblegum pop” (Pitchfork), and every release since has been a revelatory combination of deep musical references and pure adrenaline. With on-the-rise Brooklyn acts Hospitality and Teen, both riding high on acclaimed sophomore
albums released earlier this year.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 7:30 P.M.
WARPAINT | YELLOWBIRDS
FREE
Warpaint weaves intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals, and driving post punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs
that skirt the line between psychedelia and intimacy. Their self-titled second album, released earlier this year, is “the
perfect backdrop for your next midnight séance or moonlit dance party” (Rolling Stone). Brooklyn singer-guitaristsongwriter Sam Cohen’s Yellowbirds play bracing rock ‘n’ roll and bubbling folk, drifting jangle and swiveling R&B with “an
endearing raggedness, as though Cohen invited you into his living room” (Pitchfork).
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 7:00 P.M.
Bud Light Music Series
SHOVELS & ROPE | VALERIE JUNE | SHAKEY GRAVES
FREE
Husband-and-wife duo Shovels & Rope’s “first rate tunes” range from “raucous anthems to dark story songs” (New
Yorker). The astonishing Valerie June, “a major star in waiting” (London Evening Standard), blends rural roots and
country that crosses Alan Lomax’s acoustic field recordings with biting, electric indie-blues. Shakey Graves conjures
sparse, spooky folk with a guitar, a modified suitcase/kick drum and a voice that “jumps from a whisper to a yelp”
(Austin360).
SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 7:30 P.M.
LUCIANO | SANDRA ST. VICTOR & OYA’S DAUGHTER
FREE
Hailed as the greatest hope for the survival of roots reggae, Luciano couples a cosmopolitan style with “soulful, spiritual
messages … that feel pulled straight out of gospel” (The New York Times). The prolific Jamaican overflows with music;
he has released 40 records since his 1995 landmark debut, Where There Is Life. The evening begins with a tribute to the
beloved community activist Faybiene Miranda led by the powerhouse singer Sandra St. Victor and featuring students from
the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, which Miranda ran in Brooklyn until her passing.
SATURDAY, JULY 5, 7:00 P.M.
ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT FEATURING TALIB KWELI | GLENN KOTCHE | AJA MONET
FREE
An elevated hybrid of jazz, hip-hop, and R&B leaps from the Grammy-winning fingers of the “supple, simmering pianist”
(NPR Music). Robert Glasper—a fusion that finds its most potent expression with his exceptional band Robert Glasper
Experiment. He comes to the Bandshell with the stalwart Brooklyn MC Talib Kweli on board to add his lyrical prowess to
the holiday weekend. The versatile percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche’s solo work—on glorious display in
Adventureland, released earlier this year—is “as rooted around high-brow concepts as it is in rhythmic dynamicity and
melodic bemusement” (Pitchfork). Aja Monet, the youngest ever winner of the New York City’s Nuyorican Poets Café
Grand Slam Champion title, takes the stage for an opening set.
THURSDAY, JULY 10, 7:00 P.M.
Bud Light Latin Music Series
Celebrate Brooklyn! & LAMC Present
ILLYA KURYAKI & THE VALDERRAMAS | CHOCQUIBTOWN | RVSB
FREE
The reunited Argentine duo Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas deliver a blend of hip-hop, rock, funk, and salsa with an
irresistible sense of fun and mischief. They headline this LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) showcase, which
also includes hard-hitting, Latin Grammy-winning Afro-Colombian hip-hop group ChocQuibTown and the hypnotic Chilean duo RVSB, a collaboration between Latin Bitman and DJ Raff.
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FRIDAY, JULY 11, 7:30 P.M.
VOTE, IT AIN’T ILLEGAL YET!
FREE
Directed by author/filmmaker/journalist and longtime Fort Greene resident Nelson George, this special BRIC commission
honors the 50th anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Acts of 1965 with a moving and exciting combination of film,
music, and spoken word. This ambitious exploration of American polls yesterday and today celebrates and recognizes the
journey we have collectively undertaken towards equality at the voting booth—and the distance we have left to travel.
Vote, It Ain’t Illegal Yet! will include contributions by Burning Spear, Vernon Reid, Maya Azucena, Roger Guenveur
Smith, Carl Hancock Rux, Rosario Dawson, Ramya Ramana and many more. With musical direction by D-Nice.
See BRICartsmedia.org for lineup updates.
SATURDAY, JULY 12, 7:30 P.M.
Music & Movies
ALLOY ORCHESTRA: HE WHO GETS SLAPPED | STEPHANE WREMBEL
FREE
With its signature rack of junk and an endless arsenal of sounds, Alloy Orchestra, “the best in the world at accompanying
silent films” (Roger Ebert), returns to Celebrate Brooklyn! with the NYC premiere of its original score to He Who Gets
Slapped (1924), the tragic tale of a brilliant scientist who loses his research—and his wife—to a dishonest man and winds
up a down-and-out circus clown with a very peculiar act. With an opening set by local Gypsy jazz guitar wizard Stephane
Wrembel.
THURSDAY, JULY 17, 8:00 P.M.
SHEN WEI DANCE
FREE
The Chinese-born, NYC-based Shen Wei is internationally renowned for his cross-cultural, boldly visual movementbased
works, the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies being among his best-known choreographic spectacles. This
evening-length program centers on his Rite of Spring, a lushly physical expression of Stravinsky’s great score. “ShenWei’s
Rite reclaims the ambitious, hopeful modern spirit bubbling at the time Stravinsky and Nijinsky created their 1913
original—that is, unembarrassed to think and aspire to more” (Boston Globe).
FRIDAY, JULY 18, 7:00 P.M.
Celebrate Brooklyn! & Brasil Summerfest Present
BEBEL GILBERTO | VINICIUS CANTUÁRIA | NETSAYI
FREE
Brazilian musical royalty comes to the Bandshell in the form of Bebel Gilberto, “a bewitching figure” (Los Angeles Times)
who elegantly celebrates the bossa nova style her father, the legendary guitarist João Gilberto, helped popularize.
Vinicius Cantuária, “the doyen of Brazilian singer-songwriters” (The Guardian), is a Bossa Nova icon in his own right
whose storied career includes explorations into rock and a long love affair with New York’s downtown jazz world. The
evening begins with a set of contemporary African folk from the exquisite Zimbabwean singer Netsayi.
SATURDAY, JULY 19, 7:30 P.M.
DELTRON 3030 | NOMADIC MASSIVE
FREE
Featuring DJ and musician Kid Koala, producer Dan the Automator, and “the King of the Oddball Rappers” (Pitchfork)
Del the Funky Homosapian, Deltron 3030 is one of the great alternative hip-hop concept projects of all time, an Afrofuturist extravaganza in the tradition of Sun Ra and George Clinton. The original eponymous record from 2000 and last
year’s follow up, Event II, recount the outer space adventures of Del’s alter ego Deltron Zero in the year 3030. For the live
version, an orchestra joins the supergroup. The sprawling Montréal hip-hop collective Nomadic Massive opens the night.
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TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 & 23, 7:00 P.M.
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL | CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert
July 22 - SOLD OUT
Tickets for July 23 are available via Ticketmaster, the Mercury Lounge box office and the Music Hall of
Williamsburg box office. $39.50 advance / $45 day of show
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 7:30 P.M.
NICKEL CREEK
FREE
In the seven years since they last performed together, the influential bluegrass outfit Nickel Creek’s “deep and specific
rapport as a trio has sat untroubled on the shelf, ready to be uncorked at any time” (The New York Times). On the 25th
anniversary of the band’s formation, Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins have obliged their untold hoards of fans
with a new album, a tour, and a free show at Celebrate Brooklyn!
SATURDAY, JULY 26, 7:00 P.M.
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS | DEVENDRA BANHART | NICOLE ATKINS
Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert
Tickets are available via Ticketmaster and Best Buy Theater box office $59.50
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 7:30 P.M.
Music & Movies
AMANDLA!: A REVOLUTION IN FOUR-PART HARMONY | NAO MUYANGA
FREE
Twenty years ago, South Africa’s apartheid regime fell. To mark the occasion, Celebrate Brooklyn! presents a rare
screening of the Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony (2002), an extraordinary documentary featuring Miriam
Makeba, Abdullah Ibrahim,Hugh Masekela and many others. The film examines the role music played in the forging of
the modern nation. South African composer Neo Muyanga begins the evening with a set that will include a live
performance of his score to William Kentridges’s short film Second-hand Reading (2013), performed with live projection.
THURSDAY, JULY 31, 7:30 P.M.
DANCE THEATER OF HARLEM | LEYLA MCCALLA
FREE
The return of Dance Theater of Harlem to the world stage after a nine-year hiatus is cause for celebration. The groundbreaking company is here with a program that includes Donald Byrd’s Contested Space (2012), Robert Garland’s Return
(1999) and a sleek and evocative restaging of Frederic Franklin’s 1984 masterpiece of classical rigor Pas de Dix by Keith
Saunders, Kellye Saunders, and Virginia Johnson. The New Orleans-based cellist and singer Leyla McCalla, whose recent
album Vari-Colored Songs pays tribute to the poetry of Langston Hughes, plays an opening set.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 7:30 P.M.
Bud Light Latin Music Series
JIMMY BOSCH Y SU ESTRELLAS | PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP FEATURING ARIACNE TRUJILLO
FREE
A Latin dance party of epic proportions comes to the Bandshell with Jimmy Bosch, “El Trombon Criollo,” leading an
all-star ensemble that includes Herman Olivera, Willito Otero, Yoko La Japonesa Salsera, Edwin Sanchez, Karen Joseph,
Bobby Allende, Jorge Gonzalez, Orlanda Vega, Jose Tabares, Mitch Frohman, Pete Nader, Jeff Lederer, and the Yamulee
Dancers. Bosch shares the bill with Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez, his band augmented here by the vocalist Ariacne Trujillo.

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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.
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
FREE
Celebrate Brooklyn!’s 36th season concludes with a Festival debut by St. Vincent, whose “bold and almost jarringly
confident fourth record, St. Vincent, does not sound like it was recorded here on Earth” (Pitchfork). The free concert
begins with the orchestral folk-pop of Brooklyn composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s San Fermin.
About BRIC and the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival
Since its founding as a not-for-profit organization in 1979, BRIC has been the driving force behind a number of
Brooklyn’s most widely renowned and beloved arts and media programs. In the borough that is now this country’s
foremost creative hotbed, BRIC is unparalleled in its combination of artistic excellence, programmatic breadth and
genuine accessibility.
BRIC presents live music and performing arts (the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival and BRIClab),
contemporary art exhibitions and programs, and community media programs (Brooklyn Free Speech Television and
Brooklyn Independent Media) that reflect Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity. In 2013, BRIC inaugurated a new era of
service to the borough when it opened BRIC House, a 40,000 square-foot arts and media facility located in the cultural
hub of Downtown Brooklyn, featuring a flexible state-of-the-art performance space, a major contemporary art gallery,
artist workspace, and multiple television and media production studios.

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