NYC: The Garden Party Emancipation Day Concert featuring Amel Larrieux at Weeksville Heritage Center
Weeksville Heritage Center
1698 Bergen Street
RUN MARY RUN: Jubilee Curator and choreographer Rashida Bumbray’s newest installment of her dance work, RUN MARY RUN : Jubilee, considers the harmonic ideas and tonal vocabulary of the McIntosh County Shouters. Creating an active ritual for the ceremony of the ring shout, Bumbray and the performers take us on a ride through the cosmologies of the Low Country, Geechie Sea Islands, Tennessee Blues, P Funk, and Hip Hop. This iteration of Run Mary Run is developed in collaboration with Dance Diaspora Collective and special guest master dancer, Adenike Sharpley, Professor, Oberlin College.
EMANCIPATION DAY CONCERT PERFORMANCES
DJ REBORN – 6PM
DJ Reborn has been moving crowds for well over a decade with her mellifluous blend of funk, soul, disco, boogie, hip-hop, reggae, house, latin, afro-beat,rock,80s,electro and more. Based in New York, DJ Reborn has built an amazing career spinning everywhere from concert venues to clubs and museums including the Whitney, the Cooper-Hewitt Design museum and the Brooklyn museum.
AMEL LARRIEUX – 7PM
“Ice Cream Everyday” (Blisslife Records), Amel’s upcoming fourth solo album, is slated for release in 2012. At the age of 18, certain that she wanted to express herself musically, Amel wrote and demoed a song, which led to her pairing with Bryce Wilson to form the duo Groove Theory. Released in April, 2006, “Morning” (Blisslife Records) was Amel’s third solo album. She used it as an opportunity to explore the endless range of promise and potential—as well as the disappointments—in being human.
Rain date July 8th.