Expanding Traditions

Every year, BAC Folk Arts will present a highly visible public program that will spotlight the use of traditional music as a basis for contemporary, hybrid styles, which are very popular among young Brooklyn musicians today.  The goal of this program is to create an intergenerational experience for traditional artists, while informing the more general public about the roots of these hybrid styles.  For example, in 2017, Pakistani tabla player and singer, Aziz Peerzada and his son, Saboor performed traditional Punjabi folk music at BAM Café in downtown Brooklyn. They were followed by Rhythm Tolee who perform a wide variety of songs by mixing Punjabi Folk and Sufi music with hip tunes.


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