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Youssou N'Dour at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
photo by David Andrako
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Youssou N’Dour & Yacouba Sissoko played the 2017 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! finale (pics)

The 2017 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival came to a close last weekend with a free show on Saturday (8/12) with Senegalese singer and world music icon Youssou N'Dour and acclaimed kora player Yacouba Sissoko...

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Photo by Mimi Hong
Photo by Mimi Hong
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Whitney, Moses Sumney & Weyes Blood @ Prospect Park (pics, setlists)

The 2017 edition of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival wrapped up this past weekend, and Friday (8/11) featured a great, chill lineup of Whitney, Moses Sumney and Weyes Blood.

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Sam Amidon at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
photo by David Andrako
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Sam Amidon announces tour, played Prospect Park w/ Nels Cline (pics, dates)

Folk musician Sam Amidon released his new album, Following Mountain. The album features legendary jazz percussionist Milford Graves, saxophonist Sam Gendel, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily and others, making for his most ambitious, jazzy album yet....

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Fleet Foxes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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Fleet Foxes played Prospect Park again (night 2 review, pics, setlist)

Fleet Foxes showed off their ambitious prog side (with a brass quartet), their jam side, their crowd singalongs, and their stripped-back folk songs at a perfect night in Prospect Park.

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Fleet Foxes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
photo by P Squared
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Fleet Foxes played Prospect Park with (Sandy) Alex G (night 1 pics, setlist)

Fleet Foxes are on tour now in support of this year's truly excellent Crack-Up, their first album since returning from hiatus. They played Newport Folk Fest over the weekend, and then landed in Brooklyn's Prospect Park last night (8/1) for their first proper NYC show since Williamsburg Waterfront in 2011...

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Andrew Bird at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
photo by Stephanie Augello
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Andrew Bird & Esperanza Spalding @ Prospect Park (pics, setlist, video)

Watch Bird and Spalding cover Duke Ellington's "Caravan" and this very Brooklyn show.

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Fleet Foxes at Newport Folk Festival
photo by Ben Stas
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Fleet Foxes played Newport Folk Festival (pics, video), win tickets to NYC show

Fleet Foxes headlined Friday at Newport Folk Festival; enter to win tickets to one of their upcoming BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival shows at Prospect Park with (Sandy) Alex G.

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Sylvan Esso at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
photo by Em Grey
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Sylvan Esso played Prospect Park (pics), releasing collaborative “visual” EP

Sylvan Esso's new EP showcases collaborations from a myriad of musicians, including Wye Oak, The Mountain Goats, Hiss Golden Messenger, as well as members of Amelia and Nick's other bands, Mountain Man and Megafaun.

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Planetarium at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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Sufjan Stevens & co brought ‘Planetarium’ back to Brooklyn (pics, video)

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister brought their collaborative project 'Planetarium' to BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, along with a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and "Over the Rainbow."

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Big Thief at Park Church Co-Op
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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Conor Oberst, Hop Along & Big Thief discuss their favorite Saddle Creek LPs

Saddle Creek vet Conor Oberst plays Prospect Park this week with Saddle Creek newcomers Hop Along and Big Thief. Ahead of the show, each band tells us about their favorite Saddle Creek albums.

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