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Brooklyn Roots Festival 2019

Sunday, July 28th | 12-7 pm




12 pm - 7 pm

Join BAC and the Prospect Park Alliance for our second annual Brooklyn Roots Festival, celebrating Brooklyn’s traditional artists and immigrant communities through a daylong schedule of performances, workshops, interactive family activities, and more. In collaboration with Russian, Ukrainian, Crimean, Chinese, Mongolian, Georgian, Haitian, Belarusian, Tajik, Uzbek, Azerbaijaini, and Pakistani cultural communities, this free event serves as the culminating program of BAC’s Tracking Traditions Along the B/Q series. Join us in celebrating cultural and artistic traditions from communities along Brooklyn’s B and Q train lines!

Performance Platform - music and dance

  • 1 PM Khurshed Alidodov
  • 2 PM Diwas Gurung
  • 3 PM Ukrainian Village Voices
  • 4 PM Aziz Peerzada with Saboor Aziz, Eric Alabaster, and Saleem Mohammad
  • 5 PM Andy Statman
  • 6 PM Haitian Ogun Gran Bwa with Fanmi Asótò

Transfer Station - workshop activities

  • 12:30 PM Cantonese Foodways
  • 1:30 PM Marvarid Uzbek Dance Group
  • 2:30 PM Valentina Kvasova & The Russian Social Singing Club
  • 3:30 PM Qi Tao (tai chi)
  • 4:30 PM Songs of the Mongolian diaspora with Mongol Heritage Foundation
  • 5:30 PM Dancing Crane Georgian Cultural Center

Kids' Caboose

  • 1 PM Haitian Storytelling with Nadine Joseph
  • 2 PM Chinese Theater Works
  • 3 PM Marvarid Uzbek Dance Group
  • 4 PM Chinese Theater Works
  • 5 PM Ukrainian Village Voices
  • 6 PM Folk Dance Club Kaleidoscope

Programmatic partners include:

Festival translation and captioning services made possible by the Theatre Development Fund. 

Brooklyn Arts Council events and programs are made possible, in part, through public funds from: National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, and Humanities New York. 

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