"The Spirit of the Blues" at Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2006


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Sonny Rollins, Eddie Palmieri, Randy Weston, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, Chico Hamilton, Guy Davis, Mavis Staples, The annual “Roots of American Music" festival
--and much more!

Celebrating its 36th season, Lincoln Center Out of Doors will present more than 100 free performances of music, dance, theater, and more, throughout the three weeks of August 4-27, 2006. This year's festival will include dozens of musical acts that highlight “The Spirit of the Blues" across a range of cultures and expressions.

Out of Doors kicks off with a sizzling night of Latin rhythms provided by the incomparable Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta II, headlining a bill with Grammy-nominated timba performers, Tiempo Libre (August 4). Other musical highlights of the festival include an evening of “American Blues Raises the Roof" featuring acts like acoustic blues master Guy Davis and Jazz-percussion sensation Chico Hamilton (August 18); a performance by the innovative Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, presented with the Black Rock Coalition (August 9); and the 23rd Annual “Roots of American Music" festival, which will include performances by Blues and Gospel diva Mavis Staples, Soul legend Percy Sledge, and the rockin' hillbilly sounds of Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives (August 19-20). Out of Doors ends with a closing performance by jazz icon Sonny Rollins (August 27).

Out of Doors will also draw a number of performers that celebrate the international expressions and variations of the Blues tradition across a variety of cultures. World music highlights include an 80th birthday celebration for Jazz and world-music icon Randy Weston, who will be joined by guests like the legendary, 85-year-old Cuban congo player, Candido Camero (August 23); and an “International Spirit of the Blues" event, featuring Mali-influenced Bluesman Markus James, Moroccan bassist Hassan Hakmoun, and Portuguese Fado singer, Helder Moutihno (August 12).

All events are FREE. Music events listing and Chronology follows.

A LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS schedule is available now, online at www.lincolncenter.org. To request a brochure, call 212-LINCOLN.

Blues, Jazz, Latin, World, & County Music Programs
***events subject to change***

Friday, August 4
Tiempo Libre and Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta II
7:30 PM, Damrosch Park

Saturday, August 5
Peru' Negro
8:00 PM, Damrosch Park

Sunday, August 6
Triple Play Pianos:
A Brush with the Blues with Cyrus Chestnut, Junior Mance, Arturo O'Farrill
7:00 PM, Damrosch Park

Tuesday, August 8
Jazzmobile: Ray Schinnery
6:30 PM, North Plaza

Tuesday, August 8
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
8:15 PM, Josie Robertson Plaza

Wednesday, August 9
Vasily Primakov, piano
(Produced in cooperation with the Young Concert Artists)
6:30 PM, North Plaza

Wednesday, August 9
Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber
Produced in cooperation with Black Rock Coalition
8:15 PM, Josie Robertson Plaza

Thursday, August 10
We B*Girlz: Women in Hip Hop
Produced in cooperation with Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, and City Lore
5:30 PM, Josie Robertson Plaza

Friday, August 11
Nii Tettey Tetteh and the Kusun Ensemble
10:30 AM ("Just for Kids")
and 6:00 PM, Josie Robertson Plaza

Friday, August 11
Dr. L. Subramaniam, violin, with guest artist Eugene Fodor, violin
8:00 PM, Damrosch Park

Saturday, August 12
Kaleta and ZoZo AfroBeat
3:30 PM, Josie Robertson Plaza

Saturday, August 12
The International Spirit of the Blues
with Markus James, Fantasia Music, Gazpacho Andal, Hassan Hakmoun, Helder Moutinho and MC Guy Davis
(Fantasia Music presented in cooperation with AKTINA Productions, Inc.)
7:00 PM, Damrosch Park

Sunday, August 13
Caribbean Cultural Center: 30 Years of Carnival
3:00 PM, Josie Robertson Plaza: Daily News Caribbeat C.A.S.Y.M. Steelpan Orchestra
3:30-6:30 PM, South Plaza: Children's Village with activities and demonstrations
3:55 PM, North Plaza: Garifuna (Afro-Caribbean Punta ensemble)
4:25 PM, Josie Robertson Plaza: Kongo (Haitian Rara Music)
4:55 PM, North Plaza: Puntilla y Su Nueva Generacion (Cuban Comparsas)
5:25 PM, Josie Robertson Plaza: Rajkumari Cultural Center's Chutney (Indo-Caribbean dance)
6:00 PM, Josie Robertson Plaza: Ologunde (Brazilian Samba)

Evening concert, 7:00 PM, Damrosch Park
Something Positive Afro-Caribbean Dance Troupe
Mighty Sparrow

Tuesday, August 15
Sakesho with Andy Narell
6:30 PM, North Plaza

Wednesday, August 16
Dennis and David Kamakahi
10:30 AM ("Just for Kids")
and 6:00 PM, North Plaza

Thursday, August 17
Universal Jazz Coalition:
Victor Lin Trio and Tap Challenge Jam
6:45 PM, North Plaza,

Friday, August 18
Guy Davis: Evolution of the Blues
5:30 PM, North Plaza

Friday, August 18
American Blues Raises the Roof:
Guy Davis, Chico Hamilton & Buster Williams, Murray Porter, Bettye LaVette, Hazel Dickens
7:00 PM, Damrosch Park

Saturday, August 19
2:00 - 6:00 PM, North Plaza: Joe Jencks, Dan Milner & Bob Conroy, the Wiyos, Stairwell Sisters, Robin & Linda Williams

7:30 PM, Damrosch Park: Eddie Floyd;

8:30 PM, Damrosch Park: Percy Sledge

Sunday, August 20
2:00 - 5:00 PM, North Plaza: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, Larry Johnson, Murray Porter, Adrienne Young;

7:00 PM, Damrosch Park: Mavis Staples;

8:00 PM, Damrosch Park: Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives with special guests Rosie Flores and Mavis Staples;

Wednesday, August 23
Happy Birthday Randy Weston:
Randy Weston and special guests:
Candido, Ming Xiao Fen, Billy Harper, Abdou Mboup, and Dewey Redman, 8:00 PM, Damrosch Park Bandshell

Saturday, August 26 and Sunday August 27
La Casita: A Home for the Heart:
Celebrating the spontaneous oral and musical traditions of the Americas, the Caribbean, and Africa
Participants include: Ishmael Reed, Yunghen Lhamo; Abdou Mboup; Monika Jalili: NoorSaaz; Morley; Semilla; Zemog El Galle Bueno; Zeybra; Elegua Grupo Musical Femenino; Rober Bonair Agard; Samba School for Social Justice; Alma Moyo; Victor Hernandez Cruz; Los Juglares; U K'ayil-Kah; Ilu Aye; Imani Uzuri; Gazpacho Andalu; Matices Andinos; Mark Gonzalez (La Casita is produced in cooperation with Claudia Norman, CN Management, Shawn Termin, The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, The Mexican Cultural Institute, C. Daniel Dawson and Melody Capote, The Caribbean Cultural Center. La Casita is sponsored by PepsiCo Inc.) 2:00-6:00 PM, North Plaza

Sunday, August 27
Sonny Rollins
8:00 PM, Damrosch Park Bandshell

One of New York's most anticipated summer traditions, Lincoln Center Out of Doors is enjoyed annually by thousands of people who come to its FREE music, dance, spoken-word, special events, and interactive family programs representing traditional and contemporary arts and culture from around the world. Conceived in 1970, launched in 1971 as a small festival of street theater “to bring the community to Lincoln Center and bring Lincoln Center to the community," Out of Doors has grown into on of the largest free summer festivals in the U.S., with audiences averaging 200,000 each summer. Over the past 36 summers, Out of Doors has commissioned nearly 80 works from composers, and choreographers; presented hundreds of major dance companies, renowned Jazz musicians, traditional music and dance representing the rich cultural diversity of New York City; created week-long celebrations of U.S. regionally-based artists as well as daylong programming featuring performers from Mexico and Canada; and presented the perennial favorite “Roots of American Music" celebration.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Locations
Damrosch Park, 62nd Street near Amsterdam Avenue
South Plaza, 62nd Street behind the New York State Theater
North Plaza, Just north of the Metropolitan Opera House
Josie Robertson Plaza, Columbus Avenue and 64

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