The 27th annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival has lined up another eclectic series of events for its summer run in the borough's Prospect Park.
The 27th annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival has lined up another eclectic series of events for its summer run in the borough's Prospect Park. Rickie Lee Jones will headline the opening night gala on June 15, while the opening weekend will boast a free JVC Jazz Festival show with the Bad Plus, Charlie Hunter Trio and the James Carter Organ Trio.
Other highlights of the schedule include a celebration of South African culture on June 23, with a performance by Hugh Masekela and a film/live music project by artist William Kentridge. The following night, Soulive and the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra will headline the Village Voice Dance Party.
Canadian rock will be represented on June 25 with New Pornographers, Stars and the Sadies, while Americana takes center stage on June 30 with the Del McCoury Band and Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez. Ozomatli will take the stage with Pacha on July 14, while the Brooklyn Philharmonic will present works by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Offenbach and Stravinsky on July 16.
Continuing Celebrate Brooklyn's Music & Movie series, Mocean Worker will perform a new live score with the 1932 film "Tarzan the Ape Man," while the Alloy Orchestra will offer its own score for 1925's "The Phantom of the Opera."
Other artists set to perform throughout the event include Bilal, Shadow, Polygraph Lounge, Charlie Musselwhite, Eddie Palmieri Y La Perfecta II, Morgan Heritage, Papa Wemba, Kinky, Plastilina Mosh, JD Natasha and Kasey Chambers.
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