Explore the Music of the African Diaspora With the Brooklyn Arts Council This Fourth of July

Photo by Deborah Ross via bkartscouncil


    The Brooklyn Arts Council is marking their 50th year, and they’re continuing the celebration with music this Fourth of July weekend.

    As a part of the larger International African Arts Festival at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene, the BAC will host National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow Sidiki Conde and Haitian traditional music group Fanmi Òsoto at the BAC Folk Arts Tent. The performances will run from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4.

    The Folk Tent will be curated by BAC Citizen Folklorists Aeilushi Mistry, Harold Aykeampong, Paulom Mistry and Cheryl Thomas around the theme The Art of African Spiritualism.

    Admission to the BAC Tent is free with tickets to the IAAF. IAAF admission is by donation, with a suggested donation of $5. To learn more, click here.

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