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The 2017 HONK NYC Festival

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Every day until Oct 15, 2017
11th Annual International Street Band Extravaganza
 
Featuring
HUNGRY MARCH BAND, SXIP SHIREY
FRANK LONDON, FUNKRUST BRASS BAND
RAYA BRASS BAND, KENNEY WOLLESEN
DAMAS DE FARRO (Brazil)
NEW CREATIONS BRASS BAND (New Orleans, LA)
 
Tuesday, October 10 to Sunday October 15
All Shows $15 or Less – Most Shows Free
 
Check out the newly-released
10 Years of Honk NYC Benefit Album:
Sona Civitatis Novi Eboraci – Only $10 on Bandcamp

Brooklyn, NYCHONK NYC, the raucous annual international street band extravaganza, celebrates 2017 with a fresh batch of riotous rhythms and jubilant jams. More than 150 musicians from over a dozen ensembles will perform in downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens, Staten Island, and Jersey City from October 10 to October 15, presenting a cavalcade of free and extremely low-priced performances in parks, gardens, museums, galleries, schools, public spaces and venues – all filling the streets of the city with sound.
HONK NYC features a terrific selection of musicians, with specific attention paid to bands that utilize music and lawful assembly for political action. This year’s lineup includes:
  • Hungry March Band, New York City’s legendary brass ensemble spectacle
  • Sxip Shirey, NYC-based composer and performer, currently touring with the international circus cabaret hit, LIMBO
  • Funkrust Brass Band, a 20-piece crew fronting a unique blend of punk, disco, EDM, metal, funk, and New Orleans second-line
  • Frank London, the Grammy-winning  trumpeter, bandleader, and composer, specializing in klezmer and world music
  • Nation Beat, led by master percussionist Scott Kettner, blends the rhythms of New Orleans and Brazil into a spicy gumbo
  • Wollesonic Labs’ Sonic Massage, with percussionist Kenny Wollesen, is an ultra-low volume, 100% acoustic, kaleidophonic, surround sound listening experience
  • Raya Brass Band, a powerhouse sextet informed by the music of the Balkans, New Orleans brass, punk rock and global sounds
  • The Nevermind Orchestra, a frenetic psycho-jazz ensemble that re-imagines the works of Nirvana through the lens of a modern brass band
  • Pussy Grabs Back: The Band, one part feminist marching band, one-part queerdo and 100% resistance
  • Plezi Rara, a modern Haitian Rara band from Brooklyn
  • Ververitse Brass Band, drawing inspiration from the Romany music of the Balkans with two trumpets, a sax, four mid-horns, a tuba and two drummers
  • The L Train Brass Band, a forty-deep ragtag eclectic ensemble founded by tubist Ryan Hall and trombonist David Joseph
  • Artists for a Free World Marching Band, using art as the bright sound of resistance in dark times
  • The 3 Million Majority Marching Band, playing morale-boosting spirituals and protest music
  • Brazil’s Damas de Ferro, fourteen female musicians playing a repertoire of stage-ready street music, supporting all forms of feminist protest
  • New Creations Brass Band from New Orleans bring people together with funky music, keeping the Louisiana brass tradition alive and sharing new sounds with the universe
HONK NYC also celebrates the 2017 season with the release of the first HONK compilation album, Sona Civitatis Novi Eboraci. The new LP features ten tracks from artists who have collaborated with HONK over the past decade; proceeds go to support HONK NYC activities. The album is available online now for streaming and purchase at http://honknyc.bandcamp.com
An artist-run festival, primarily underwritten via crowd-funding and small individual donations, the annual HONK NYC cavalcade brings a sense of anarchic, joyful, participatory celebration to audiences, weaving together musicians and performers from around the globe who share a passion for playing and preserving the grassroots global tradition of street music.
HONK NYC is made possible in part by a DCA Art Grant from Staten Island Arts and with public funds from Creative Engagement. The Festival is also supported by the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Presenting Partners for HONK NYC include The Africa Center, The New York Transit Museum and The Office of Cultural Affairs for Jersey City.
For complete festival details, including information on the Festival’s many shows, community events and programs related to the HONK NYC lineup, ticket sales, venue information and lineup changes, visit the HONK NYC website and the official HONK NYC Facebook page.
Current HONK NYC lineup follows; more shows and artists TBA.  For more information about the HONK NYC Festival, for press tickets, additional media, and to arrange interviews with artists or Festival organizers, please contact Ryan Hall at ltrainbrass@gmail.com

The Nevermind Orchestra
HONK Kickoff Party with THE NEVERMIND ORCHESTRA,
NEW CREATIONS BRASS BAND and

 

L TRAIN BRASS BAND
 
Tuesday, October 10 – Show at 8:00 pm – FREE!

New Creations Brass Band
HONK Staten Island:
HONK! for Healing in Tompkinsville Park with
DAMAS DE FERRO,
NEW CREATIONS BRASS,
WOLLESONIC LABS’ SONIC MASSAGE
5:00pm to 9:00pm
FREE!

Hungry March Band
HONK New Jersey with

HUNGRY MARCH BAND, 

PUSSY GRABS BACK: THE BAND, VEVERITSE BRASS,
DAMAS DE FERRO,
NEW CREATIONS BRASS
Parade at 5:00pm, Show at 7:00pm
$10
This evening begins with a parade co-sponsored/presented by The Office of Cultural Affairs for Jersey City, meeting at The Newark Pedestrian Mall at 5:00pm. The parade will kick off the Cultural Affairs Office weekend JCAST Art Tours.

Damas de Ferro
HONK Harlem with
DAMAS DE FERRO,
NEW CREATIONS BRASS
Show at 10:00pm to Midnight
$10

L Train Brass Band
HONK! Pop Up at
The NY Transit Museum and Beyond
with L TRAIN BRASS BAND,
DAMAS DE FERRO
Saturday, October 14
1:00pm to ?
FREE! 

Sxip Shirey
 
HONK Brass-tastic Blowout with
SXIP SHIREY,
RAYA BRASS BAND,
FUNKRUST BRASS BAND,
NATION BEAT,
DAMAS DE FERRO,
PLEZI RARA
Brooklyn Location TBA 
Saturday, October 14
Show at 9:00pm
$12 advance / $15 at door
 

HONK for MORE Gardens!
Procession
 
Multiple East Village Locations: 
Starting at Children’s Magical Garden and
Ending at La Plaza Cultural
Sunday, October 15
1:00pm to 5:00pm
FREE!
This annual collaboration between More Gardens and HONK NYC! in support of all that is green & beautiful in New York. Celebrate the rich history of public space, the alchemy of gardeners, and the shared experience of neighborhood and community with us.

Frank London
HONK NYC Closing Party with
FRANK LONDON,
ARTISTS FOR A FREE WORLD
3 MILLION MAJORITY BAND
DROM at
Sunday, October 15
5:00pm to 10:00pm
$10

Details

Date:
October 15
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Website:
http://honknyc.com

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HONK NYC
Website:
http://honknyc.com/

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