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Meshell Ndegeocello Co-headlines Lincoln Center OUT OF DOORS Concert 8/7

Meshell Ndegeocello Co-headlines Lincoln Center OUT OF DOORS Concert 8/7

Acclaimed singer, 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.

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 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.


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