NYC: Brasil Summerfest – July 21-28

 

Brasil Summerfest will be presenting its second year after a smashing debut last summer. July 21-28 will serve as a platform for some of Brazil’s most moving talent, spanning the breadth of the country’s gorgeous musical landscape.

Truly, be prepared for a healthy range that will traverse “traditional styles of samba, forro, bossanova, MPB as well as new emerging ones such as manguebeat, hip hop, indie rock, baile-funk, among others.” Yep!

Grammy-nominated Bebel Gilberto and two fast rising hip-hop artists, Criolo and Flávio Renegado, will together kick off the festival. And Os Mutantes will be closing everything out!

The festival will take place across several popular NYC venues, including Central Park Summerstage, City Winery, MoMA, Joe’s Pub, Nublu, Drom, SOBs, Dekalb Market, and The Standard East Village.

Stay tuned to the Brasil Summerfest website for more details!

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Gil-Scott Heron & Chris Cunningham Video

Last night filmmaker Chris Cunningham debuted his work New York Is Killing Me at the MoMA, an audio-visual remix of Gil-Scott Heron‘s song; a “musique concrete” of “New York Is Killing Me” from the recent album I’m New Here. The above video is a single channel version, but for the event it was projected onto 3 screens with an extended version of the song. Cunningham replaced 90% of the original music with recordings of trains and environmental sounds, giving the song a darker cinematic vibe.

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