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Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2017 free show lineup (Dionne Warwick, Nick Lowe, Angelique Kidjo, J Dilla tribute & more)

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The 2017 Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival runs from July 26 – August 13 with free outdoor concerts and events at various Lincoln Center venues. Highlights include: Angelique Kidjo reworking Talking Heads’ classic album Remain in Light; Rumer w/ special guest Dionne Warwick; Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets; a J Dilla tribute performed by a 25-piece jazz orchestra; and a concert centered around NPR Music’s 100 Greatest Albums by Women list (details TBA).

There’s also the Nosotros Festival, conceived by Alynda Lee Segarra of band Hurray for the Riff Raff, and featuring Las Cafeteras, Helado Negro, Xenia Rubinos, poets La Bruja, Felipe Luciano, Bonafide Rojas, and Hurray for the Riff Raff; the annual Americana Festival of roots music (lineup TBA) and a weekend centered around one of New York City schoos varsity sport, Double Dutch jumprope.

There are many more great free events as part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors Fest’s 2017 program. Visit Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival’s website for details but you can check out the full schedule and event descriptions, plus a video trailer for this year’s lineup, below.

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LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS FESTIVIAL: 2017 LINEUP

NPR MUSIC’S TURNING THE TABLES LIVE
Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
NPR Music and Lincoln Center Out of Doors join forces to kick off this year’s festival with Turning the Tables Live, an evening featuring some of music’s most talented women performing songs from NPR Music’s upcoming list of the 100 greatest albums created by women during the “classic album era” (defined roughly as 1964 to the present). The concert and list also mark the start of an upcoming, multi-platform NPR Music project, and the first of four Lincoln Center live collaborations.

While women often get their due as important performers and trendsetters, to this day they are rarely credited for skills and vision in the recording studio. Turning the Tables sets out to examine what stories remain to be told about women realizing their visions through the album form, acting as pioneers of technology and musical virtuosity, and creating key listening experiences that have been treasured by listeners over multiple generations.

Once published, the list—compiled by a panel of contributors from NPR Music and the public radio system, and encompassing 100 albums with women at their center as artists, songwriters, musicians and/or producers—will form the basis of monthly radio broadcasts and online features across the NPR system. The performing artists for NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live will be announced in June.

Related Event:
Panel Discussion
Shifting the Groove: Creators Discuss the New Canon of Women’s Recordings
Tuesday, July 25 at 7:00 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium

NOSOTROS FESTIVAL
FEATURING LAS CAFETERAS, HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF, HELADO NEGRO, XENIA RUBINOS, AND POETS LA BRUJA, FELIPE LUCIANO, AND BONAFIDE ROJAS
Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Conceived by Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Lee Segarra, the Nosotros Festival brings together essential and diverse Latinx voices from the worlds of music, performance, spoken word, and activism in order to empower youth and stand in solidarity with all oppressed people who are fighting for a better world. In addition to Segarra and Hurray for the Riff Raff, this special evening includes Young Lords poet/activist Felipe Luciano—a major influence on their acclaimed new album, The Navigator, which NPR praised as “the essence of roots music, feeding the future, insisting on staying alive”—plus son jarocho fusion band Las Cafeteras, ruminative electronic artist Helado Negro, fearless sonic adventurer Xenia Rubinos, and spoken word stars La Bruja and Bonafide Rojas.

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
HEART OF TONES: A TRIBUTE TO PAULINE OLIVEROS
Friday, July 28 at 7:00 pm
Hearst Plaza
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) celebrates one of its most influential collaborators, pioneering composer Pauline Oliveros, in a program spanning more than 50 years of sonic innovation. From the tiniest microsounds of found objects in Applebox Double (1965) to the acoustic phenomena of Heart of Tones (1999), this performance invites audience members to practice Oliveros’s philosophy of deep listening and discover new possibilities of musical expression.

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
WITH DUCHESS FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST VUYO SOTASHE
Friday, July 28 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
The renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to Damrosch Park to perform one of its signature pieces, Company B, a pacifist masterpiece that questions some of the American myths that emerged out of times of war. Originally set to a recording of nine songs performed by the Andrews Sisters, this performance features live music performed by charismatic New York vocal trio Duchess. The group also opens the evening with special guest, rising South African jazz singer Vuyo Sotashe. Taylor’s Airs, another celebrated classic of his repertoire with music by Handel, rounds out this evening of song and dance.

FAMILY WEEKEND
‘TIL THE STREET LIGHTS COME ON: CELEBRATING DOUBLE DUTCH IN NYC
Saturday, July 29, 10:30 am–5 pm
Sunday, July 30, 12–7:30 pm
Various locations

After a 30+ year hiatus, Double Dutch returns to the Lincoln Center campus! The historic two-day event celebrates the sport, the talent, artistry and athleticism of its participants, and its rich history in New York City and at Lincoln Center with demonstrations, jump-ins, panel discussions, a film screening and exhibition, and the Double Dutch Summer Classic National Competition. Family Weekend is supported by Disney.

Double Dutch demonstration with members of the National Double Dutch League™
Saturday, July 29 at 10:30 am & 12:30 pm
Josie Robertson Plaza Open to all ages and levels, this live demonstration teaches the basics for jumping between the ropes.

Double Dutch Open Jump led by the National Double Dutch League™
Saturday, July 29, 11:00 am–1:30 pm
Josie Robertson Plaza
Participants of all ages and levels can showcase and refine their skills at jump stations across the plaza.

Discussion
Living Legacy: Double Dutch’s Impact on the Arts and NYC
Saturday, July 29 at 2 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium
Learn about the influence of Double Dutch on the arts and the city at this discussion with some of New York City’s most dynamic artists and cultural purveyors.

Film
Pick Up Your Feet: The Double Dutch Show
Saturday, July 29 at 3:30 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium
Take an inside look at Double Dutch through this short cinéma vérité-style documentary chronicling young New Yorkers as they traverse the sport, and the city, in their journey to the 1981 World Invitational Double Dutch Championship at Lincoln Center.

Talkback
Double Dutch: Something to Call Our Own
with panelists Marlene Cruz (DD Tigers), Delores Finlayson (Fantastic Four), Brenda Morgan
(Jumpin Joints), and Zenobia White (Double Dutch Dynamos)
Moderated by Mikki Shepard, Former Executive Producer, The Apollo Theater
Saturday, July 29 at 4 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium
Stay after the film for a dialogue with The Fantastic Four, the pioneering team featured in Pick Up Your Feet who helped propel female athletes and the New York City tradition of Double Dutch to the international stage. The talk will be followed by a reception recognizing the people featured in the film.

Double Dutch Summer Classic National Competition
Sunday, July 30, 12:00–5:00 pm
Josie Robertson Plaza
Teams from across the country showcase their speed, skill, and artistry as they vie for the championship in this official competition organized by the National Double Dutch League™, the official organizing body for the sport.

Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen featuring Toni Blackman, La Bruja, Likwuid, MC Beats, National Double Dutch League All-Stars, Rokafella, and The Sparkles (National Double Dutch All-Star Team) Dynamic Diplomats of Double Dutch, Natasha Diggs
Sunday, July 30 at 6:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
The weekend concludes with an exuberant finale from Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen, a socially conscious collective dedicated to empowering women through hip-hop. Double Dutch (courtesy of the Dynamic Diplomats of Double Dutch), dance, DJs, and MCs come together for this mainstage performance that tips a hat to 1980s New York and some of the era’s lasting cultural influence. Co-presented by Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) in collaboration with National Double Dutch League™

HEIDI LATSKY
ON DISPLAY
Saturday, July 29 at 6:00 pm
Hearst Plaza
Figures dressed in white form a “living gallery” around Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure on Hearst Plaza in this latest iteration of choreographer Heidi Latsky’s powerful performance installation. Premiered at Lincoln Center in 2015 to mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, ON DISPLAY features a range of performers, questioning ingrained expectations of who gets to be “onstage” and mainstream culture’s narrow definition of beauty.

AN EVENING WITH RUMER
FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST SET BY DIONNE WARWICK
Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
With “a voice that floats like a warming breeze” (Los Angeles Times), British singer-songwriter Rumer presents an evening of original tunes and selections from the timeless catalog of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, to which she recently paid tribute on her album This Girl’s in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook. The songs feature arrangements by her musical (and life) partner Rob Shirakbari, who served as musical director to both Bacharach and Dionne Warwick for 25 and 30 years, respectively. One of the foremost Bacharach interpreters of our time, Warwick lends her legendary voice to this intimate evening with a special guest set of her own.

ANGELIQUE KIDJO’S REMAIN IN LIGHT
IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE (U.S. DEBUT)
Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Three-time Grammy Award–winning global superstar Angelique Kidjo reimagines Talking Heads’ groundbreaking 1980 album, Remain in Light, the gold record that drew inspiration from Fela Kuti and won acclaim for its mix of African percussion, funk, synth and rock. Kidjo now brings the music full circle, reinterpreting the entire album with her band—an outing about which The New York Times recently raved, “Africa rapturously reclaimed rock when Angelique Kidjo, from Benin, performed all the songs from Talking Heads’ album…All of Ms. Kidjo’s changes were grounded in affection and ingenuity…[she] wasn’t toppling an icon; she was dancing on its heights.”

Ibibio Sound Machine, an eight-piece band led by Nigerian-born British singer Eno Williams, kicks off the evening with its mix of Afrobeat, club music, and funk.

BOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD: A JOURNEY THROUGH HINDI CINEMA
Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebrates the artistry of Hindi cinema with Bollywood Boulevard, an evening of music, dance, and big-screen visuals that invites audiences to experience the evolution of the Bollywood musical—a phenomenon that has captured the hearts of billions across the world over generations—from black-and-white classics to modern blockbusters. The evening marks the debut of a specially commissioned multimedia performance by world-class musicians and dancers, all of whom hail from the tristate area. Musicians play live while dancers perform choreography inspired by Bollywood classics surrounded by projections of specially created original animations, filling Damrosch Park with explosions of
movement, color and light.

Related Event:
Panel Discussion
India’s Identities through Bollywood Cinema
Tuesday, August 1 at 7:00 pm
Film Society’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center’s Amphitheater, 144 West 65th Street
Presented in association with The India Center Foundation Bollywood Boulevard is a MELA Production commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors in association with The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, The Bushnell Institute for Digital Performance Art, and The Jay and Linda Grunin Center. Additional support from India Center Foundation,
Inc, and Raoul Bhavnani.

“SILENT” MOVIE
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Thursday, August 3 at 10:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
The centerpiece of this year’s Lebowski Fest New York, a “silent” screening of the Coen Brothers’ cult classic, The Big Lebowski, invites audiences to don headphones and fully immerse themselves in the film’s absurd tale of mistaken identity, bowling, White Russians, anger management issues, kidnapping, pornography, nihilists, and, of course, His Dudeness, all while gathered together under the stars (and the big screen) in Damrosch Park.

Presented in association with Lebowski Fest New York. “Silent” Movie powered by Quiet Events.

CHLOE & MAUD
APT 33: WHERE DREAMS ARE MADE
Friday, August 4 at 7:00 pm
Hearst Plaza
Choreographer-dancers Chloe and Maud Arnold are the sister act behind viral videos that spike Beyoncé and Prince songs with advanced tap dance technique. Tonight they bring their eclectic New York crew Apartment 33 to Hearst Plaza for a night of fierce footwork and passionate artistry that places tap back at the heart of pop culture.

MIGUEL ATWOOD-FERGUSON
SUITE FOR MA DUKES (NEW YORK PREMIERE)
Friday, August 4 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Uniquely bridging orchestral composition and arrangement with soul, jazz, hip-hop, improvisation and influences from around the world, acclaimed Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson re-imagines his expansive tribute to celebrated composer, producer and rapper J Dilla—whose profound influence on hip-hop production is still felt today, more than a decade after his death. Performed here by a 25-piece jazz orchestra, Dilla’s works explode in scope, untethered from any era or
genre and bursting with rhythmic and melodic invention.

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