1.Linebreak: Poetics of Iran
Presenting a sampling of Persian poets, such as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī, Baba Taher, Shams e Maghrebi, and Mohammad-Reza Shafiei Kadkani, among others, through spoken word and music.
2. Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo w./Nelida Tirado
Date: Thursdayday, June 24, 2010
Venue: The Prospect Park Bandshell , Brooklyn
Ticket: $3 suggested donation
Genre: Cuban music
The great Omara Portuondo, the female voice of the original Buena Vista Social Club, is a living legend of Cuban music. She now fronts the extraordinary Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club.
The flamenco dancer Nelida Tirado will bring the evening into sharp focus with a percussive opening set.
3. Tinariwen w./ Omar Souleyman, Toubab Krewe
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2010
Venue: Central Park SummerStage (69th Street and 5th Avenue, 212-360-2756)
Genre: World/Desert Blues/Syria’s dance-folk-pop
Energizing rock rhythms and unexpected up-tempo dance beats from Africa and the Middle East will make you rethink party music. More about Tinariwen in DBDBD.
4.The 6th Annual Afro-punk Festival 2010
Taking place in New York at Commodore Barry Park, Flushing Ave, Navy Street & N Elliot Brooklyn, NY 11201 nycgovparks.org, on June 25th, 26th and 27th 2010.
Feat. Bad Brains, Mos Def, J*DaVeY, P.O.S., 24-7 Spyz, Game Rebellion and many more!
Line-Up & More info at http://www.afropunk.com/page/afropunk-10-nyc
Line-up subject to change