Waterfront Museum and Barge, 290 Conover Street, west of Fairway Supermarket on the water (Red Hook)
Celebrate Mother’s Day by experiencing traditions associated with water, the mother of us all, while sitting on a barge docked in Red Hook’s Buttermilk Channel. You’ll enjoy mother-daughter duo Annie and Taseen Ferdous performing a Bangladeshi water vessel dance; James Lovell telling the Garifuna initiation story about Supnik, a boy who catches fish in a magical way; New York Harbor diver Lenny Speregen recounting legends of our harbor; Andrew Clarke with Braata Jamaican Folk Singers singing Jamaican Revival baptismal hymns; George Davidson telling the Guyanese masacura (river monster) story Gurdeep Kaur singing Punjabi tappe about water well meetings; and Dean Maitland bringing water songs and movement from Grenada.
Presented by BAC in association with Waterfront Museum and Barge.
Where the River Meets the Sea in Brooklyn’s Folk Imagination
Dance, Music and Storytelling
May 10 – June 15, 2013
It’s no secret that Brooklyn is surrounded by over 50 miles of water from Greenpoint to Canarsie, and is also home to thousands of immigrants hailing from coastal locales across the globe—Jamaica, Bangladesh, Italy, Guyana, Egypt—where water is omnipresent. These immigrants, especially the artists among them, have brought cultural traditions to Brooklyn that capture the beauty, meaning and vulnerability of living at water’s edge. For Harborlore Festival, BAC presents a series of free concerts, panel discussions and performing arts events exploring the role of water in the artistic traditions of Brooklyn’s diverse immigrant and diaspora communities. In post-Sandy New York, Harborlore Festival signals the importance of learning new respect and reverence for the power of water.Read More
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