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Brooklyn’s Sweetest Songs: A Traditional Song Sampler

Saturday, April 26, 2014




4 pm - 5:30 pm

This concert opens Brooklyn Arts Council’s The Sweetest Song Festival. You’ll hear a sampler of songs heard in Brooklyn’s diverse communities including Puerto Rican bombas sung by Jose Ortiz and Melinda Gonzalez, Balkan ballads performed by Eva Salina, Sudanese women’s songs sung by Alsarah, Chinese folk opera love laments given by Hou Hong Tang, Native American chant song with Wayahsti Richardson, Crimean Tatar folk songs with Akhtem Esatov, and Bengali Bangla Tagore sung by Nilofar Jahan.


*Presented with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation

This event is presented as part of:

The Sweetest Song Festival: Brooklyn Traditional Singers and Their Songs April 26th through May 27, 2014 Brooklyn Arts Council’s The Sweetest Song Festival (TSS), is a month long focus on Brooklyn’s traditional singers and song styles. From April 26 through May 27, The Sweetest Song will present 12 concerts and 8 singing master classes at various Brooklyn venues. The programs will explore a range of singing traditions as practiced and performed in Brooklyn’s immigrant and diaspora communities and engage New Yorkers in a creative, cross-cultural exchange with some of the finest traditional singers living in Brooklyn.

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