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Allen Toussaint Set For Lincoln Center Out Of Doors 8/22, More Acts Announced

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Celebrated pianist, songwriter, arranger, producer, Crescent City's own Allen Toussaint will be the headliner for Lincoln Center Out of Doors' "Roots of American Music" concert in Damrosch Park on Saturday, August 22. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Toussaint has been a major force on the American music scene since the 1960s, reaching into R&B, soul, pop, country, blues and jazz, producing and writing material for artists ranging from Dr. John and the Neville Brothers, to Patti LaBelle, Irma Thomas, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon.

His songs have been covered by the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, Bonnie Raitt, Boz Scaggs, Al Hirt and Glen Campbell, to name a few. Among the hit songs he's authored or produced: "Working in the Coal Mine" (Lee Dorsey); "I Like it Like That" (Chris Kenner); "Right Place Wrong Time" (Dr. John); "Lady Marmalade" (Labelle); and "Yes We Can Can" (The Pointer Sisters). His post-Katrina CD collaboration with Elvis Costello, The River in Reverse, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Toussaint just completed a sold-out run at the Village Vanguard in conjunction with the recent release of his new album, Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch), his first solo album in 10 years. Of that engagement, The New York Times wrote, "It wasn't a re-creation of old New Orleans music but a reverie on a New Orleans heritage: a lifetime of memories refined by a genteel sensibility that finds the elegance in the blues." Like Odetta, Allen Toussaint defies categorization spanning the breadth of American popular music.

Bob Dylan called him "King of the folk singers," Ramblin' Jack Elliott, is one of the last of the giants of the folk revolution of the late 1950s, 1960's and early ‘70s. He joins the "Roots of American Music" line up on August 22 for the "In the Spirit of Odetta" concert. Elliott, originally from Brooklyn ran off to join a rodeo at age 14, learned to play guitar from a cowboy, was nicknamed "Ramblin'" by Odetta's mother, and has never looked back Inspired by Woody Guthrie, Elliott traveled and "apprenticed" with him for two years. Later, Elliott, in turn, took Dylan under his wing. Elliott has collaborated with artists from Johnny Cash to Tom Waits, Beck to Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder to Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead to the Rolling Stones. He's made more than 40 albums, winning his first Grammy in 1995 and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton. His release this past April on ANTI-Records, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, a collection of Depression-era blues classics appeared at #5 on the Billboard chart (a first appearance) for the singer.

Joining the "Roots" line-up on the afternoon of August 23 is Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls Summer Revue featuring young women, aged 8 to 18, who have participated in summer camps which take place annually in Brooklyn. The concert will feature brand new, all-original songs that range from political satire numbers to irresistible pop masterpieces. Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a non-profit music and mentoring program that empowers girls and women through music education and activities that foster self-respect, leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. The camp is named after Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, a blues and rock performer/songwriter who was one of the first women to play the music that came to be known as "rock n' roll." The performance will take place at 2 p.m. on Hearst (formerly North) Plaza. http://www.williemaerockcamp.org/

?ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company's program on August 9 is finalized and will feature:

Island Fever - a signature work by choreographer Frankie Martinez, Island Fever is a euphoric piece that celebrates the beauty of a simple life, living connected to the soil of the Caribbean; it draws upon numerous Caribbean folkloric dance traditions.

After Hour Funk - harnesses the energy and influence of urban culture (in particular New York City) on Latin dance and music, with an infectious blend of Afro, Latin and Jazz movements, rhythms and sounds.

?Family Day (August 15) now includes Bubble do Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a 30-piece kid-friendly rock orchestra that recreates the era-defining Beatles album that was never intended to be performed live-a perfect opportunity to introduce kids to the fun and complexity of The Beatles' music! The group has performed sold-out shows at Symphony Space, the Highline Ballroom and other well-known venues. http://www.bubbleland.com/bubbeatles.html

?Andy Gonzalez (Fort Apache Band), Jeremiah Lockwood (The Sway Machinery and Balkan Beat Box), and Antibalas Horns are newly-added special guests for August 23 "Roots" concert Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos: The Lost World of Latin-Jewish Sound featuring The Arturo O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Sextet, Arturo O'Farrill, Music Director and arranger, with previously announced guests Larry Harlow and Irving Fields.

?Preston Frank, Creole accordionist of the renowned Frank family, will join the Louisiana Renegades-Christine Balfa (daughter of Dewy Balfa), Dirk Powell and Kevin Wimmer of Balfa Toujours-on August 23 in the "Roots" line-up.

?Program details for Dendy Dancetheater performance on August 15, Damrosch Park: Dendy Dancetheater presents the New York premiere of Preliminary Study for Depth, the upper half of high and low. Study for Depth takes its visual imagery from the ground breaking lithographs of M.C. Escher, the master illusionist of time, objects and space. Dendy explores the themes in Escher's work including evolution, the inner linking of bodies and animals, angels and devils, optical illusions, the play between objects (dancers in this case) and space, infinity, and the cycle of life. Dendy makes reference to images in Escher's work but goes on to apply Escher's aesthetic to the craft of choreography. Ken Wilbur's A Brief History of the Universe has greatly influenced the creation of this piece.

?Program details for Ben Munisteri Dance Projects' performance on August 15, Damrosch Park: Catalog, a world premiere, will feature the music of Radiohead; Tuesday, 4 a.m., set to Stravinsky's Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra, explores the scores' unique polyrhythms and dissonant harmonies while evoking the dreamscapes of its six bedtime inhabitants; and Turbine Mines, which is set to excerpts from Vangelis' foreboding score for the film Blade Runner.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE and take place on the Lincoln Center campus-Damrosch Park, North Plaza, South Plaza, Josie Robertson Plaza and Broadway Plaza--located between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, West 65th Street to West 62nd Street.

Visit www.LCOutofDoors.org for complete schedule or call 212-875-5766 to request a brochure.

A COMPLETE CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOLLOWS.

Programs and artists subject to change.

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

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.

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 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)

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.

Additional support provided by the Korean Arts Management Service and the Chinese American Arts Council

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

ROKIA TRAORÉ

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

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.

Liquid Liquid

Presented in collaboration with Wordless Music

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

HEARST PLAZA

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, Cenzi Stiles

MC: Rich Villar

La Casita is sponsored by PepsiCo, Inc.

Additional support is provided by The Reed Foundation, Inc.

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, El Museo del Barrio; Shawn Termine, Smithsonian 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 Theatre 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

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 5:30 p.m.

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

One Bowling Green, Manhattan

LA CASITA: A HOME FOR THE HEART / UN HOGAR PARA EL CORAZÓN

Estudiantina Boliviana, Griot 3, Bonafide Rojas, Sarah Kay, Matou feat. Soni Moreno & Ata Papa

La Casita is sponsored by PepsiCo, Inc.

Additional support is provided by The Reed Foundation, Inc.

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, El Museo del Barrio; Shawn Termine, Smithsonian 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 Theatre in the Park.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 5:30 p.m.

The Point CDC

940 Garrison Ave., The Bronx

LA CASITA: A HOME FOR THE HEART / UN HOGAR PARA EL CORAZÓN

Pharaoh's Daughter, Bonafide Rojas, Sarah Kay, Griot 3, Estudiantina Boliviana

La Casita is sponsored by PepsiCo, Inc.

Additional support is provided by The Reed Foundation, Inc.

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, El Museo del Barrio; Shawn Termine, Smithsonian 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 Theatre in the Park.

 

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, 5:30 p.m.

Teatro Pregones

571-575 Walton Ave., The Bronx

LA CASITA: A HOME FOR THE HEART / UN HOGAR PARA EL CORAZÓN

Pharaoh's Daughter, Bonafide Rojas, Sarah Kay, Griot 3, Estudiantina Boliviana

La Casita is sponsored by PepsiCo, Inc.

Additional support is provided by The Reed Foundation, Inc.

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, El Museo del Barrio; Shawn Termine, Smithsonian 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 Theatre in the Park.

 

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

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY!

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

DAMROSCH PARK BANDSHELL

AUKTYON with VLADIMIR VOLKOV and JOHN MEDESKI

PLASTIC PEOPLE OF THE UNIVERSE

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

HEARST PLAZA

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 PROJECT

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

Presented in collaboration with the Americas Society and with the cooperation of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

STEW AND HEIDI PRESENT THE BROADWAY PROBLEM

 

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

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

HEARST PLAZA

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

26TH ANNUAL ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

LIZZ WRIGHT

Allen Toussaint

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2:00 p.m.

HEARST PLAZA

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 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 LARRY HARLOW, ANDY GONZALEZ, Irving Fields, JEREMIAH LOCKWOOD and 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, 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.

All events are FREE. Visit www.LCOutofDoors.org for complete schedule for

 


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