Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: West Side Story Reimagined Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band Poetry by La Bruja and Rich Villar

Aug 10, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Leonard Bernstein’s score to West Side Story fused progressive big-band jazz, lyric opera, modern dance, and Latin rhythms into a groundbreaking masterpiece that revolutionized the Broadway musical. Celebrate Maestro Bernstein’s centennial year with the Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band. Just a few blocks from where the opening of the film was shot, they reimagine the timeless instrumental score using traditional Afro-Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Brazilian, Venezuelan, and Mexican rhythms, funk, rock, and jazz. Poets La Bruja and Rich Villar kick off the evening with an electrifying set of the spoken word.

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Damrosch Park
175 West 62nd Street
New York NY 10023

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Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: Sun Ra Arkestra

August 8, 2018 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

“The music is different here. The vibrations are different here.” So opens the 1972 Afrofuturist sci-fi film Space Is the Place by jazz cult-icon Sun Ra. But these words could also apply to (le) poisson rouge, the Bleecker Street club known for its diverse, open-minded programming. This cosmic evening, part of LPR’s 10th-anniversary celebrations builds up to the Sun Ra Arkestra’s live performance of the score to the film, in which Black people create their own paradise on Saturn, transported there by music. Getting us to that place tonight are the beloved songs of Bill Withers (“Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone,” “Just the Two of Us”) performed by Blue Note jazz and R&B artist José James. Jazz pianist and composer Samora Pinderhughes opens with The Transformations Suite, a musical examination of the radical history of resistance within communities of the African diaspora.

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Damrosch Park
175 West 62nd Street
New York NY 10023

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Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: La Casita – Poetry

Lincoln_Center_-_Out_of_Doors_-_Made_in_NYC_-_Aug_5_2018August 4, 2018 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Through poetry, music, and stories, a powerful community of artist-activists give voice to the everyday heroes working to uphold and extend LGBTQ, women’s, civil, immigrant, and human rights.

Poetry: Timothy DuWhite, el-Walad, Amanda Gorman, Randall Horton, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Fred Moten, José Olivarez, Purvi Shah, Danez Smith, and Frank Waln
Music: Bohio Music, Los Pleneros de la 21, Madison McFerrin, Soul Inscribed, and Ulali Project
MC: Falú

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Hearst Plaza
30 Lincoln Center Plaza btwn 64th and 65th Streets
New York NY 10023

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Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: Yoruba Remixed! A Sonic Journey Through the Sounds & Vibes of the African Diaspora

Lincoln_Center_-_Out_of_Doors_-_Yoruba_Remixed_-_Aug_5_2018_at_7pm.jpgAugust 5, 2018 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join the Caribbean Cultural Center as they celebrate the legacy of its founder, Marta Moreno Vega with music and dance inspired by West African Yoruba traditions. Dance performances by the Something Positive Dance Company open and close this evening that also features live music from Puerto Rican percussion ensemble Yuba Iré and two celebrated Miami bands—Philbert Armenteros y Los Herederos and PALO! In between, world-renowned DJs keep the vibe going with sets of remixed Yoruba songs.

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Damrosch Park
175 West 62nd Street btwn Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
New York NY 10023

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Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: Made in NYC: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance

Lincoln_Center_-_Out_of_Doors_-_Made_in_NYC_-_Aug_5_2018.jpgAugust 5, 2018 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

For this 50th birthday celebration, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance calls upon some of its favorite artists—many of whom got their start with CTMD—for an eclectic, energetic afternoon of music reflecting the diversity of New York City’s neighborhoods. Among the guests are klezmer pioneer Andy Statman, Irish-American supergroup Cherish the Ladies, the groundbreaking Afro-Colombian band, Grupo Rebolu, and the miraculous Guinean dancer, drummer, and singer, Sidiki Conde and his group Tokounou.

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Damrosch Park
175 West 62nd Street btwn Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
New York NY 10023

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