LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS ANNOUNCES

 

LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS ANNOUNCES

ADDITIONS/UPDATES TO AUGUST SCHEDULE

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO ADDED TO AUGUST 7TH CONCERT ON BILL WITH RAUL MIDON;

TWO NEW ARTISTS JOIN LINE-UP FOR “MAZEL TOV, MIS AMIGOS” ON AUGUST 23

“ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC” CONCERT

200 Guitarists (and 16 Bassists) Selected to Perform Rhys Chatham’s

A Crimson Grail (Outdoor Version) in its World Premiere on August 8

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nger, songwriter and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello will co-headline Lincoln Center Out of Doors’ concert in Damrosch Park on August 7, sharing a bill with Raul Midón. She replaces Rokia Traoré (previously announced) whose scheduled U.S. tour has been postponed. Ndegeocello blends jazz, funk, rock, rap and soul as she continues to develop the “neo-soul” genre she is credited with sparking. In the early 90’s, Ndegeocello was signed to Madonna’s Maverick recording label, one of the label’s first female artists. She has collaborated with Lenny Kravitz, the Indigo Girls, Madonna, The Rolling Stones and Vanessa Williams, among others. Some of her most memorable performances were ones where she joined forces with Chaka Khan and John Mellencamp. Ndegeocello’s albums, which fearlessly tackle racial, sexual and social subjects, have not only gained her 10 Grammy nominations but also international acclaim.

Out of Doors also welcomes two new artists to the “Roots of American Music” closing performance, Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos on August 23. Sandra Velasquez (Pistolera) and Michael Alpert (Brave Old World) join The Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Sextet, Arturo O’Farrill, Music Director, arranger with special guests Larry Harlow, Andy Gonzalez, Irving Fields, Jeremiah Lockwood and The Antibalas Horns for this fusion of Latin and Jewish sound presented in collaboration with the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation (www.idelsounds.com) and Reboot. Velasquez is the lead singer of Pistolera, a group that combines Mexican cumbias and rancheras with pop, rock, and punk styles. The NYC-based band fuses various styles of Mexican music with a modern American twist. Alpert, best known for his work with the group Brave Old World, has been a champion of klezmer and New Jewish Music for decades. Alpert has collaborated with artists such as Khevrisa, Kapelye and Itzhak Perlman since arriving on the contemporary Yiddish scene in the 80s.

After calls for artists near and far, the guitarists and bassists have been chosen for Rhys Chatham’s A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars (Outdoor Version), which will be performed in Damrosch Park on August 8. Professional and amateur musicians from all over the country applied to perform this monumental 60-minute work by the pioneering new music/rock composer/guitarist originally scheduled to premiere at last summer’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors, but which was cancelled because of severe weather conditions. Among the guitarists joining Chatham and his section leaders David Daniell, John King, Seth Olinsky (Akron/Family) and Ned Sublette on August 8 are approximately 120 returning musicians from last year, and also current and former members of, and collaborators with: The Modern Lovers, The Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid, Pussy Galore, Boss Hog, Lamonte Young’s Theatre of Eternal Music, Lester Bowie, John Zorn, Gamelan Son of Lion, They Might Be Giants, Opal, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Reagan Youth, Akron/Family, Oneida, Parts & Labor, San Agustin, fFlashlights, Come, Stars Like Fleas, Bear in Heaven, Mates of State, Rogue Wave, The Natural History, Glenn Branca’s Hallucination City and Symphony #13 for 100 Guitars, Band of Susans, Damo Suzuki, Thurston Moore, Taj Mahal, Merzbow, Panthers, The Hidden Cameras, Vietnam, The Natural History, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Thunders, Guided By Voices, Town and Country, Joan of Arc, Bird Show, Silver Jews, Lambchop, XBXRX, Mike Watt, 7 Year Rabbit Cycle, Phill Niblock, Tony Conrad, Larval, Ya Está, Black Elf Speaks, usaisamonster, and Mono. Also represented are guitarists from the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Berklee College of Music, Northwestern University Classical Guitar Ensemble, NY Symphonic Arts Ensemble, and the P.S. 180 Guitar Group.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE and take place on the Lincoln Center campus—Damrosch Park, Hearst Plaza/North Plaza, South Plaza, Josie Robertson Plaza and Broadway Plaza–located between West 62nd Street and West 65th Streets, and Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues. 

The Out of Doors website has been enhanced and re-launched with new features and more content—artist bios, audio and video clips, photos, links, directions to Lincoln Center, a Lincoln Center campus map, and more, along with a complete calendar of events. Visit www.LCOutof Doors.org to learn more or follow Out of Doors’ Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/LCOutofDoors for news about the artists, program details, schedule changes and other updates

Call 212-875-5766 to request a Lincoln Center Out of Doors brochure.

a complete calendar of events followS.

Programs and artists subject to change.

LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS 09

AUGUST 5 – 23, 2009

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

(Artists generally listed in order of appearance. Programs and artists subject to change)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

BROADWAY PLAZA

Asphalt Orchestra (Worldwide Debut)

Performing world-premiere commissions by: Goran Bregovic, Tyondai Braxton, Stew and Heidi Rodewald

With world-premiere arrangements of works by: 

Björk, Meshuggah, Charles Mingus, Colon Nancarrow, Frank Zappa

Band movement choreographed by Susan Marshall

Costumes designed by Elizabeth Hope Clancy

Program will vary nightly.

Commissioned by Bang on a Can with generous support from The Rockefeller Foundation’s New York Cultural Innovation Fund and by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors in celebration of Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Large Ensemble (NY Debut)

the Dave Brubeck QUARTET

with special guest soloist Simon Shaheen, oud

This event is part of Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

JOSIE ROBERTSON PLAZA          

Hip Hop Generation Next

Community Cipher led by

Brandon “PEACE” Albright/Illstyle & PEACE (Philadelphia/USA)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

BARCLAYS CAPITAL GROVE / HEARST PLAZA            

ASPHALT ORCHESTRA

See August 5

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

Hip Hop Generation Next

Dance performances by:

Full Circle (New York City/USA)

FootworKINGz (Chicago/USA)

Chinese American Arts Council Martial arts society (New York City/USA)

Last For One (Seoul/SOUTH KOREA)

Lee In Soo Dance Project (Seoul/SOUTH KOREA) (U.S. debut)

Concert by:

Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew (Bajah, A-Klazz, & Dovy) (Freetown/SIERRA LEONE)

Presented in collaboration with Dancing in the Streets.  Hip Hop Generation Next is a citywide series that is produced by Dancing in the Streets (www.dancinginthestreets.org) and sponsored by Bloomberg.

Presented in collaboration with the Chinese American Arts Council.

Last for One and Lee In Soo Dance Project wish to thank the Korean Arts Management Service, supported by Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea Arts Management Service, and Korean Cultural Service New York.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

JOSIE ROBERTSON PLAZA

ASPHALT ORCHESTRA

See August 5

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

Raul MidÓn

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO

saturday, AUGUST 8, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

SOUTH PLAZA

ASPHALT ORCHESTRA

See August 5

saturday, AUGUST 8, 7:30 – 10: 00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

Wordless Music

LIQUID LIQUID

Rhys Chatham’S Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars (Outdoor version) (World premiere)

Section leaders: David Daniell, John King, Seth Olinsky (Akron/Family) and Ned Sublette

Outdoor version commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

Guitar strings generously donated by Ernie Ball.

Presented in collaboration with Wordless Music.

SUNDAY, August 9, 12 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hearst plaza / north plaza

seating available in barclays capital grove

La Casita: A Home for the Heart / Un Hogar para eL Corazón

with spoken word and musical artists (order to be announced):

Elizabeth Alexander, Estudiantina Boliviana, Hernán Bravo, José Conde, Don Fallo Figueroa and Grupo Son Candela, Bonnibel Fonbuena, Griot 3, Zora Howard, Moon Oak Joo, Sarah Kay, Cynthia “Ceez” Keteku, La 21 División, Matou featuring Soni Moreno & Ata Papa, Oveous Maximus, Pharaoh’s Daughter, Bonafide Rojas.

MC:  Rich Villar

Additional Locations for La Casita

Monday , August, 5:30 p.m.       

Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green, Manhattan

Estudiantina Boliviana, Griot 3, Bonafide Rojas, Sarah Kay, Matou feat. Soni Moreno & Ata Papa

Tuesday, August 11, 5:30 p.m.

The Point CDC, 940 Garrison Ave., The Bronx

Pharaoh’s Daughter, Bonafide Rojas, Sarah Kay, Griot 3, Estudiantina Boliviana

Thursday, August 13, 5:30 p.m.

Teatro Pregones, 571-575 Walton Ave., The Bronx

Pharaoh’s Daughter, Bonafide Rojas, Sarah Kay, Griot 3, Estudiantina Boliviana

La Casita is sponsored by PepsiCo, Inc.

Special support for La Casita presentations in the Bronx are made possible by Deutsche Bank and The Honorable Jose M. Serrano, New York State Senate.

Produced in cooperation with Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management.

Co-curated by: Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center Out of Doors; Melody Capote, Caribbean Cultural Center; Lillian Cho, Asian American Arts Alliance; C. Daniel Dawson; Eliana Godoy, Carlito’s Café; Claudia Norman; Shawn Termin, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian; Richie Villar, Louder Arts.

Presented with support from the Mexican Cultural Institute and in collaboration with the Americas Society and Queens Theater in the Park.

SUNDAY, August 9, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

BROADWAY PLAZA

ASPHALT ORCHESTRA

See August 5

SUNDAY, August 9, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

CONTRA-TIEMPO

Against the Times and Plastico

ABAKUÁ AFRO-LATIN DANCE COMPANY

Island Fever, After Hour Funk

Wednesday, August 12, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

JOSIE ROBERTSON PLAZA

RED BARAAT FESTIVAL!

Wednesday, August 12, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL                                            

Brooklyn QawWali Party

OuterIndia presents Susheela Raman

THURSDAY, August 13, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

Snehasish Mozumder & SOM

Jake Shimabukuro

The Derek Trucks Band

Friday, August 14, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

HEARST PLAZA / NORTH PLAZA

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY!

Friday, August 14, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

Auktyon and JOHN MEDESKI

Plastic People of the UniversE

Saturday, August 15, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

HEARST PLAZA / NORTH PLAZA

SEATING AVAILABLE IN BARCLAYS CAPITAL GROVE

FAMILY DAY

Puppet Pageant

Beautiful Princess Rat of the MTA

Puppeteers’ Cooperative with Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center and Red Hook Community Center

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors and created by members of the Puppeteers’ Cooperative in collaboration with neighborhood groups, including Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center.

Family Day is sponsored by Disney

Saturday, August 15, 3:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

FAMILY DAY

BUBBLE do BEATLES: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Saturday, August 15, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

Ben Munisteri Dance ProjectS

Turbine Mines, Catalog (World premiere), Tuesday, 4 a.m.

Dendy Dancetheater

Preliminary Study for Depth, the upper half of high and low (NY premiere)

Sunday, August 16, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

HERITAGE SUNDAY

La Mora’s OYU ORO AFRO-CUBAN DANCE

SIDIKI CONDE AND TOKOUNOU

CARACUMBE

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

Sunday, August 16, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

Ba M’buta: Ancestral Connections From the Kongo to the Americas

AFRICA AYE

IBBORU

RICARDO LEMVO & MAKINA LOCA

Presented in collaboration with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.

Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

Tanya Tagaq

Stew and heidi present the broadway problem

Tanya Tagaq is presented in collaboration with Americas Society and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Thursday, August 20, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

JOSIE ROBERTSON PLAZA

HARLEM SAMBA

Thursday, August 20, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

BUIKA

Urban Bush Women

25th Anniversary Kick-off

Give Your Hands to Struggle (1998) and Shelter (1988)

Friday, August 21, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

SOUTH PLAZA

FREVO BOMBASTICO

Friday, August 21, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

Blind Date with DJ Dolores & SIBA (Worldwide Debut)

OTTO

Otto’s tour made possible in association with Raízes da Tradição and BM&A.

Saturday, August 22, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

HEARST PLAZA / NORTH PLAZA

SEATING AVAILABLE IN BARCLAYS CAPITAL GROVE

26th Annual Roots of American Music Festival

In the Spirit of Odetta

TOMMY SANDS and FIONAN and MOYA

CALYPSO ROSE

THE HOLMES BROTHERS

RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOT

Saturday, August 22, 7:00 p.m.  – 10:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

LIZZ WRIGHT

Allen TouSsaint

SUNDAY, August 23, 2:00 p.m.

HEARST PLAZA / NORTH PLAZA

SEATING AVAILABLE IN BARCLAYS CAPITAL GROVE

26th Annual Roots of American Music Festival

WILLIE MAE ROCK CAMP FOR GIRLS SUMMER REVUE

SUNDAY, August 23, 4:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

26th Annual Roots of American Music Festival

BRC ORCHESTRA: Four Women: A Tribute to Odetta,

Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln and Eartha Kitt

Featuring Jayne Cortez, Tamar-Kali, Abena Koomson, Alkebulan, and more.

Curated by La Tasha N. Nevada Diggs, Musical Direction by Onel Mulet

Presented in collaboration with the Black Rock Coalition

THE LOUISIANA RENEGADES

Featuring Christine Balfa, Dirk Powell, Kevin Wimmer of Balfa Toujours, Preston Frank

TEXAS TORNADOS: Tribute to Doug Sahm featuring Augie Myers, Flaco Jimenez and Shawn Sahm

Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos: The Lost World of Latin-Jewish Sound

Featuring The Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Sextet

Arturo O’Farrill, Music Director, arranger

with special guests LARRY HARLOW, ANDY GONZALEZ, Irving Fields, JEREMIAH LOCKWOOD, SANDRA VELASQUEZ, MICHAEL ALPERT and THE ANTIBALAS HORNS

Presented in collaboration with the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation (www.idelsounds.com) and Reboot.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND TAKE PLACE ON LINCOLN CENTER’S PLAZAS: BROADWAY PLAZA, DAMROSCH PARK, HEARST PLAZA/NORTH PLAZA, JOSIE ROBERTSON PLAZA, and SOUTH PLAZA, between West 62nd Street to West 65th Streets, from Broadway to Amsterdam Avenues. Take No. 1 IRT to 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station) OR the A, B, C, D and No. 1 trains to 59th St/Columbus Circle.

Visit http://www.LCOutofDoors.org for complete schedule or call 212-875-5766 to request a brochure.

Performance Locations:

BROADWAY PLAZA

Corner of Broadway and West 65th Street (new lower plaza in front of Alice Tully Hall)

DAMROSCH PARK

West 62nd Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue.

HEARST PLAZA /NORTH PLAZA (BARCLAYS GROVE)

North of the Metropolitan Opera House, in front of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Lincoln Center Theater.

JOSIE ROBERTSON PLAZA

Main plaza of Lincoln Center, fronting Columbus Avenue, between 63rd and 64th Street.

SOUTH PLAZA

South of The Metropolitan Opera House, (the rear section of Damrosch Park), West 62nd Street

ABOUT LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS

One of New York’s most anticipated summer traditions, Lincoln Center Out of Doors is enjoyed annually by thousands of people who come to its FREE music, dance, spoken-word, special events, and family programs representing traditional and contemporary arts and culture from around the world. Conceived in 1970 and launched in 1971 as a small festival of street theater “to bring the community to Lincoln Center and bring Lincoln Center to the community,” Out of Doors has grown into one of the largest free summer festivals in the U.S., with audiences averaging 200,000 each summer. Over the past 38 summers, Out of Doors has commissioned nearly 80 works from composers and choreographers; presented hundreds of major dance companies, renowned jazz musicians, traditional music and dance representing the rich cultural diversity of New York City, and the perennial favorite “Roots of American Music” celebration, now in its 26th year.

All programs and artists are subject to change.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors is sponsored by Bloomberg and PepsiCo, Inc.

Additional support is provided by Hess Foundation, Inc., Jack and Susan Rudin, Disney, The Reed Foundation, Inc., Abraham Perlman Foundation, The Weininger Foundation, Inc., Amtrak, Nanoosh, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, John R. and Dorothy D. Caples Fund, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, the Friends of Lincoln Center, and Young Patrons of Lincoln Center.

Public support for Out of Doors 2009 provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and Commissioner Carol Ash, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Honorable Jose M. Serrano, New York State Senate.

Operation of Lincoln Center’s public plazas is supported in part with public funds provided by the City of New York.

Endowment support is provided by PepsiCo.

Amtrak is the official travel partner for Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

Nanoosh is the artist hospitality partner for Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

Movado is an Official Sponsor of Lincoln Center, Inc.

WNBC/WNJU are Official Broadcast Partners of Lincoln Center, Inc.

Continental Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center, Inc.

Nokia is the Official Mobile Equipment Provider of Lincoln Center, Inc.

MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center, Inc.

“Summer at Lincoln Center” is sponsored by Diet Pepsi and The Wall Street Journal.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors is a presentation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (LCPA), which serves three primary roles: presenter of superb artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. As a presenter of over 400 events annually, LCPA’s programs include Great Performers, American Songbook, Lincoln Center Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and Live From Lincoln Center. In addition, LCPA is leading a series of major capital projects on behalf of the resident organizations.

Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, call the Department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities at (212) 875-5375.

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