Lincoln Center Local is Live at Queens Library This August!

Posted by: yetheart, July 17, 2015 5:17 pm
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Lincoln Center Local Live 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Lincoln Center Education are bringing you free world-class concerts right in your neighborhood!

Lincoln Center Local Live continues Lincoln Center’s commitment to bring exceptional arts and artists to new audiences and into local communities. During the first four Saturdays in August, these performances will be offered at both 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., at different Queens Library locations. This summer’s concerts encompass a wide range of eclectic musical styles, traditions, and cultures.

In addition to the live performances, attendees can enter to win a special Lincoln Center prize package, including dinner for two at Lincoln Ristorante and two tickets to Wynton Marsalis' "A Love Supreme" at Lincoln Center this fall. A winner will be drawn at the last performance on August 22.

We hope you will join us!

Saturday, August 1, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Nation Beat: Carnival Caravan Featuring Cha Wa

Queens Library at Flushing
41-17 Main Street, Flushing

Carnival Caravan is a vibrant intercultural collaboration featuring the Brazilian-American group Nation Beat and the New Orleans band Cha Wa. Their goal is to incorporate Brazilian, New Orleans, and related music, dance and art into a show that explores the common ground and cultural exchange between North and South America.


Saturday, August 8, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Zikrayat: Cairo Nights

Queens Library at Broadway
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City

In the mid-20th century, Cairo had a rich nightclub scene where top musicians and dancers from across the Arab world came to perform, often launching careers into Egypt’s film industry. Zikrayat will present a set evoking the atmosphere of that period, including a mix of fun and quirky belly dance numbers from the “Golden Age” of Egyptian cinema, introspective and ecstatic classical tarab music, and upbeat, popular shaabi songs. Led by Arab violinist, vocalist, composer and teacher Sami Abu Shumays and Egyptian-style dancer Robin “Dameshe” Shumays, Zikrayat also features a talented line-up of performers from diverse backgrounds brought together by their devotion to these rich art forms.


Saturday, August 15, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Eva Salina: Jewish and Romani Journeys

Queens Library at Forest Hills
108-19 71 Avenue, Forest Hills

Stemming from a mutual love and respect for traditional cultures, Eva Salina and her ensemble explore the complexity and beauty of “being different” as expressed through the Balkan Romani and Jewish musical traditions of Southeastern Europe, which can be heard throughout the region and the world. Together with her ensemble, Eva embraces and celebrates important artists from these cultures and shares personal stories about identity, passion and the search for belonging.


Saturday, August 22, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Heritage Blues Trio: Exploring African-American Folk Music

Queens Library at Ridgewood
20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood

When not performing with their nine-member, Grammy-nominated Heritage Blues Orchestra, guitarist and harmonica player Bill Sims, Jr., vocalist and percussionist Chaney Sims, and guitarist and vocalist Junior Mack moonlight as an intimate trio. Just as the blues is full of both joy and sorrow, the program will range from upbeat and celebratory to somber and reflective.


Lincoln Center Local 2015 is made possible by support from Disney, United Airlines, and Resorts World Casino New York City.