Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2010 Time: 7:30pm Venue: Prospect Park Bandshell (9th St. and Prospect Park West entrance) Ticket: free, but $3 donation Genre: reggae/pops
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence, the 40th of the iconic film The Harder They Come, and 34 years of free shows at Celebrate Brooklyn!, reggae legend JIMMY CLIFF kicks off our season with a concert for the ages. Cliff’s musical legacy includes such classics as You Can Get It if You Really Want and Many Rivers to Cross, and his voice, true as ever, remains one of the wonders of popular music.
1. Itutu: Armitage Gone! Dance featuring BURKINA ELECTRIC at Prospect Park.
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Time: 7:30pm Venue: The Prospect Park Bandshell , Brooklyn Ticket: free, but $3 donation Genre: Dance and Burkina Faso Pops
Former “punk ballerina” Karole Armitage, who has choreographed for everyone from Baryshnikov to Michael Jackson, “is always pushing the limits of possibility, spectacularly deconstructing the body with a diabolic flair” (Le Nouvel Observateur, France). In ITUTU, her company shares the stage with the West African band Burkina Electric to create a haunting amalgam of dance and live music that combines ballet and African dance, electronica and ancient rhythms—a uniquely modern synthesis of new and old, pop and tradition.
More about Karole Armitage and Electric Burkina in DBDBD.