Jalopy Music Theatre
315 Columbia Street (Red Hook)
A musical conversation between diverse singers performing traditional maritime songs including English sea shanties, spiritual Baptist hymns, Jamaican banana boat folksongs, Guyanese waterfall crossing songs, Panamanian coastal songs and more. Artists include Winston “Jeggae” Hoppie, Bob Wright, Ken Schatz, Joy Bennett and The Johnson Girls, Wrickford “Rick” Dalgetty, Keith Johnston, Nuria Quinones, Gloria Wilson, Alberto Gonzalez, Mwata Nubian, Frankie Barria and others.
Presented by BAC in association with the Folk Music Society of New York.
This event is sponsored by Dennis Shipping.
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