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Ballads, Blues, and Banana Boat Songs

Thursday, May 8, 2014




6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A lively night, including plenty of audience sing-a-longs, featuring Brooklyn singer Beareather Reddy highlighting the importance that blues music plays in African American Heritage, Jamaican mento and reggae singer Keith Johnston will share the importance and function of singing in Jamaica, the Caribbean, and Brooklyn, and English/Scottish ballad singer Heather Wood will ask you to sing along to stories of love, battle, murder, incest - and dreams come true.

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This event is presented as part of:

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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Malika Granville

Marketing and Communications Manager, Brooklyn Arts Council

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