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Celebrate Brooklyn: Rhiannon Giddens / Joe Henry
Jul 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm| Free
When RHIANNON GIDDENS first graced the Bandshell stage in 2008 fronting the razor-sharp string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, there was a feeling in the air that this was just the beginning. As per the New York Times: “She can summon the power of a field holler, Celtic quavers, girlish innocence, bluesy sensuality, gospel exaltation or the pain of slavery. . . For all her technical control, her voice is a perpetually soulful marvel.”
The evening begins with GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter JOE HENRY, who has a long history of working with Rhiannon and even produced Genuine Negro Jig. He has the air of an ancient storyteller, “coupling gloom with streaming daylight and gilding his saddest observations with joy and awe.” (NPR)
BRIC presents the 37th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, comprised of 29 performances, June 3 – August 12. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn’s eclecticism and diversity, features a wide array of free, world-class performances in the singular environs of the Prospect Park Bandshell.