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Lincoln Center Damrosch Park bandshell - August 2008 (miro.m)
Damrosch Bandshell

This year's Lincoln Center Out of Doors (LCOOD), three weeks of FREE music and dance on the plazas of Lincoln Center, will run from August 5 through August 23. The 39th annual edition of the festival will present a wide range of music and dance events by dozens of international, U.S. and local artists, highlighted by New York, U.S. and world premieres and debuts and special commissions. Out of Doors opens Wednesday, August 5 with the worldwide debut of the Asphalt Orchestra, a new marching band developed by Bang on a Can, premiering works commissioned for Lincoln Center's 50th Anniversary from Goran Bregovic, Tyondai Braxton (of Battles), and Stew and Heidi Rodewald. The band will also perform original arrangements of iconoclastic rock, jazz, and classical material--all to movement created by MacArthur Fellowship winning choreographer Susan Marshall. Asphalt Orchestra will kick-off the first five consecutive nights of Out of Doors at 7 p.m., performing in different locations across Lincoln Center's campus, with a varying playlist each night. The opening night concert at the Damrosch Park Bandshell at 7:30 is a double-bill with Out of Doors alum The Dave Brubeck Quartet (marking the 50th Anniversary of the landmark album Time Out) with guest soloist, oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen, and Iraqi-American jazz trumpeter Amir ElSaffar leading the New York debut of his Two Rivers Large Ensemble.]
The Asphalt Ochestra shows also include "world-premiere arrangements of works by: Björk, Meshuggah, Charles Mingus, Colon Nancarrow, Frank Zappa."

And Lincoln Center and Wordless Music are again planning a performance of Rhys Chatham's Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars. It'll be happening Saturday, August 8th at Damrosch Park. Let's hope they've secured a rain location, or this could be an annual thing. Section leaders include David Daniell, John King, Seth Olinsky (Akron/Family) and Ned Sublette. The fest is taking applications to volunteer as a guitarist or bassist for the event. Also on the bill for that is "seminal funk-punk band Liquid Liquid."

Other highlights on the schedule are "a pairing of Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré with Raul Midón", The Derek Trucks Band, and Slavic Soul Party.

Closing out the festival will be the 26th Annual Roots of American Music Festival at the Damrosch Park Bandshell, an event that'll touch on the blues (Four Women: A Tribute to Odetta, Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln and Eartha Kitt), Creole music (The Louisiana Renegades), country (Texas Tornados: Tribute to Doug Sahm), and "Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos: The Lost World of Latin-Jewish Sound" with Afro-Jazz bandleader Arturo O'Farrill.

Full schedule below...

LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS 09 AUGUST 5 - 23, 2009

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Asphalt Orchestra (Debut)
BROADWAY PLAZA
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.

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers Large Ensemble (NY Debut)
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
The Dave Brubeck QUARTET with special guest soloist Simon Shaheen, oud

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Hip Hop Generation Next
JOSIE ROBERTSON PLAZA
Community Cipher led by:
Brandon "PEACE" Albright/Illstyle & PEACE (Philadelphia/USA)

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
ASPHALT ORCHESTRA
HEARST PLAZA
See August 5

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Hip Hop Generation Next
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
Full Circle (New York City/USA)
FootworKINGz with CREATION (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)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
ASPHALT ORCHESTRA
JOSIE ROBERTSON PLAZA
See August 5

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Raul MidÓn
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
ROKIA TRAORÉ

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
ASPHALT ORCHESTRA
SOUTH PLAZA
See August 5

7:30 - 10: 00 p.m.
Wordless Music
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
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
Liquid Liquid

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
12 noon - 5:00 p.m.
La Casita: A Home for the Heart / Un Hogar para el Corazón
HEARST PLAZA
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, Cenzi Stiles MC: Rich Villar

ADDITIONAL SITES FOR LA CASITA PERFORMANCES:
Monday, August 10, 5:30 p.m.
Smithsonian 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

LA CASITA PERFORMANCES:
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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
ASPHALT ORCHESTRA
BROADWAY PLAZA
See August 5

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
CONTRA-TIEMPO
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
Against the Times and Plastic
ABAKUÁ AFRO-LATIN DANCE COMPANY

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
RED BARAAT FESTIVAL!
JOSIE ROBERTSON PLAZA

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Brooklyn QawWali Party
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
OuterIndia presents Susheela Raman

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Snehasish Mozumder & SOM
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
Jake Shimabukuro
The Derek Trucks Band

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
SLAVIC SOUL PARTY!
HEARST PLAZA

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Auktyon with VLADIMIR VOLKOV and JOHN MEDESKI
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
Plastic People of the Universe

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
FAMILY DAY
HEARST PLAZA
Puppet Pageant
Beautiful Princess Rat of the MTA
Puppeteers' Cooperative with Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center and Red Hook Community Center

3:00 p.m.
FAMILY DAY
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
BUBBLE do BEATLES: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Ben Munisteri Dance Project
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
Turbine Mines, Catalog (World premiere), Tuesday, 4 a.m.
Dendy Dancetheater
Preliminary Studies for Depth, the upper half of high and low (NY premiere)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
HERITAGE SUNDAY
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
La Mora's OYU ORO AFRO-CUBAN DANCE
SIDIKI CONDE AND TOKOUNOU
CARACUMBE

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Ba M'buta: Ancestral Connections From the Kongo to the Americas
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
AFRICA AYE
IBBORU
RICARDO LEMVO & MAKINA LOCA

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Tanya Tagaq
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
Stew and heidi present the broadway problem

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
HARLEM SAMBA
JOSIE ROBERTSON PLAZA

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20
7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
BUIKA
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
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.
FREVO BOMBASTICO
SOUTH PLAZA

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Blind Date with DJ Dolores & SIBA (Debut)
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
OTTO

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
26th Annual Roots of American Music Festival
HEARST PLAZA
In the Spirit of Odetta
TOMMY SANDS and FIONAN and MOYA
CALYPSO ROSE
THE HOLMES BROTHERS with special guest MARIE KNIGHT
And additional artists to be announced

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
LIZZ WRIGHT
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
And additional artist to be announced

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23
26th Annual Roots of American Music Festival
3:00 p.m.
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
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
THE LOUISIANA RENEGADES
Featuring Christine Balfa, Dirk Powell, Kevin Wimmer of Balfa Toujours and additional Creole artists tba
TEXAS TORNADOS: Tribute to Doug 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 Irving Fields, LARRY HARLOW and additional artists tba

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 09 Performance Locations:
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND TAKE PLACE ON LINCOLN CENTER'S PLAZAS: BROADWAY PLAZA, DAMROSCH PARK, HEARST PLAZA, JOSIE ROBERTSON PLAZA, and SOUTH PLAZA, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street. 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.

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 (formerly North Plaza)
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

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Comments (14)

dirty projectors at williamsburg waterfront friday june 19th. hmmm, i smell an announcement soon? let's hope.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 3:33 PM

Great lineup; Stew, Brubeck, Liquid Liquid, Derek Trucks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 3:35 PM

Yes! Another chance at the Chatham piece.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 3:41 PM

>Plastic People of the Universe

wow!

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 3:56 PM

>>FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 - ROKIA TRAORÉ

Excellent, missed the last one at LePR. Her latest record is beautiful thing.

Posted by J | May 6, 2009 4:29 PM

can anyone please help me by telling me what date Derek Trucks is playing during this series? I don't see him listed. Thanks!

Posted by HOBRocker | May 6, 2009 5:57 PM

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Snehasish Mozumder & SOM
DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL
Jake Shimabukuro
The Derek Trucks Band

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 6:19 PM

Roll you one and get ready for the TRUCKS, brah..

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2009 6:44 PM

How quickly does the place fill up? If i get there around seven will I still be able to get in? I'm coming from Westchester...

Posted by PFT | August 10, 2009 2:31 PM

Excellent, missed the last one at LePR. Her latest record is beautiful thing..

Posted by ahmet maranki | December 19, 2009 9:46 AM

Much deserved, cannot wait for live show again!!!

Posted by منتديات حائل | February 12, 2011 6:18 AM

Hate the rain. Worst thing when you go to a concert.

Posted by weiße wickelkommode | February 12, 2011 2:29 PM

Yes! Another chance at the Chatham piece.

Posted by منتديات | February 12, 2011 4:39 PM

An superb posting with great points, We’ve been a lurker proper here for some time but wish to be far far more involved from now on.

Posted by miniclip | August 31, 2012 9:21 AM

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