LAST CHANCE FOR LIVE ART MINDBENDING MASTERPIECES: ONLY TWO MORE SUMMERSTAGE SHOWS FOR THE 2010 SEASON!

SEPTEMBER 21st & 26th, 2010

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If you’d like some screen print and painting love from Alison and Garrison as well as visual delights from Beau Stanton and Laura Lee, bring yourself and some clothes to SummerStage on September 26th, our last public live printing event before we leave the East Coast for  bit.

oOo. WITH ARTISTS… oOo
* BEAU STANTON on the canvases
* LAURA LEE using bodies as canvases!

This will be an excellent wrap up a phenomenal season of creating with our SummerStage family.  Truly great peoples.

oOo

#1:

PAVEMENT//BENEFIT SHOW// SOLD OUT
When: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 5:30PM
Where: Mainstage
Cost: SOLD OUTPavement //TICKETED BENEFIT SHOW// SOLD OUT

The pioneers of 90’s underground alternative bring their enchanting lo-fi guitar and cryptic lyrics into the sunshine of Central Park.

oOo

#2:

The Center for Traditional Music & Dance, World Music Institute and NY Gypsy Festival: The Black Sea Roma Festival Featuring Mahala Rai Banda, Selim Sesler, The NY Gypsy All-Stars, Tescoi Banda and The Yuri Yunakov Ensemble
When: Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 3:00PM

Where: Central Park’s Mainstage
Cost: FreeThe Center for Traditional Music & Dance, World Music Institute and NY Gypsy Festival: The Black Sea Roma Festival Featuring Mahala Rai Banda, Selim Sesler, The NY Gypsy All-Stars, Tescoi Banda and The Yuri Yunakov Ensemble

An exploration of the vibrant multi-cultural tapestry of Gypsy music from Turkey, Romania, Ukraine and Bulgaria.

Making its US debut, the wild, twelve-member Roma (Gypsy) band Mahala Rai Banda is comprised of the crème de la crème of musicians from the famed Clejani and Zece Prajini Romanian villages, home of Taraf de Haidouks and Fanfare Ciocarlia respectively. Combining power and finesse, groove and virtuosity, the group’s music is where Balkan brass meets sizzling strings for up-tempo, catchy melodies propelled along by funky brass riffs, accordion and cimbalom.

The great Turkish Rom (Gypsy) clarinetist Selim Sesler, “The Coltrane of the Clarinet” (Guardian) is famed for his masterful improvisations, funk-driven wedding songs and dance melodies and will be joined on stage by the NY Gypsy All-Stars.

Tescoi Banda, a raucous family fiddle band making its US debut, provides a rollicking ride through the Carpathians. Stars of the recent film The Last Kolomeyka, Tescoi serves up a multi-ethnic mix of spinning dance tunes, magical improvisations and haunting shepherds’ laments.

Ranging from the intensely personal sound of a Gypsy sax solo to the dizzying polyrhythmic beat of Bulgarian wedding music, the Yuri Yunakov Ensemble is one of the leading bands on the world music scene.

Presented in association with Center for Traditional Music and Dance, World Music Institute and NY Gypsy Festival with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and the Trust for Mutual Understanding
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