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Live at the Archway: Underground System
August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Live at the Archway is free performances + pop up gallery + interactive live art in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free + all ages + rain or shine.
THIS WEEK we’ve got a band that Afrobeat says puts on “…a mindblowing show–definitely not to be missed.”
> Underground System — 6PM
> Plus a DJ set by DJ Duct Tape
> Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience — All night!
The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St.
Underground System, the Brooklyn, New York born femalefronted group of modern afrobeat deconstructionists, augments its presence with a multitude of eclectic musical influences including the South Bronx girl group ESG, Fela Kuti, and British new wave cult classic band XTC, together with a penchant for the deeper sounding corners of New York City dance floors. The group gained prominence with the release of a dozen official remixes of Bella Ciao – a retrofuturistic interpretation of a Partisan antifascist Italian WWII anthem.
The Space Station, by This Friday or Next Friday, premieres at this year’s Live at the Archway. Tfnf is likely the tiniest, most inconsequential art gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, probably in NYC, and maybe on the face of the earth. It was founded by Nathan Sinai Rayman, and he runs it with Zach Seeger, his Director of Programs.
////////WHAT IS LIVE AT THE ARCHWAY, ANYWAYS?
Live at the Archway showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting a broad range of music and performance genres. This season brings sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, swing dancing, world roots music, sultry R&B, an Italian modern dance troupe, puppetry, funk, DJs and more. With beer, wine and bites from The Lighthouse and epic scenery below the Manhattan Bridge, it’s the best place to be every Thursday night.
Concerts & events take place on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. It’s always all ages and always rain or shine.
Live at the Archway is presented by The DUMBO Improvement District and The Lighthouse. It is co-curated by Clara Inés Schuhmacher, of the BID, and Tanya Rynd of Superfine.