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photos by Jim Brueckner
You've seen the uplifting YouTube videos of the school children from Staten Island, but to witness their contagious innocent joy in-person is even more of a must. It's almost as if each popular number that they cover, they are canonizing by allowing the listeners to hear the songs through the ears of a child. Their version of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" was a true goosebump moment. [Metro]Staten Island's PS22 Chorus, who are known to cover bands like MGMT Ariel Pink, and Freelance Whales (who also played the festival), played day 1 (7/30) of the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island this past weekend. . They covered songs by Adele, Lykke Li, John Lennon, Austra and others.
Pictures and videos from their set at Newport below...
videos mostly at Newport...
PS22 Chorus - "Energy" (Austra)
PS22 Chorus - "Kids" (MGMT)
PS22 Chorus - "Round and Round" (Ariel Pink)
PS22 Chorus - "Breaking It Up" (Lykke Li)
PS22 Chorus - "Imagine" (John Lennon)
PS22 Chorus - "Rolling in the Deep" (Adele)
PS22 Chorus and Freelance Whales - "Generator (First Floor) & (Second Floor)" (NOT AT NEWPORT)