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Day of International Music Promises Family Fun at Prospect Park This Saturday

Head along to the park’s band shell this weekend to hear music from across the globe
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LADAMA. Photo: BRIC website.

Beats from as far off as Australia and Zimbabwe will be filling Prospect Park this Saturday in what is promised to be a day of family fun.

Part of BRIC's Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, the family show will include music from LADAMA, Tiga Jean-Baptistse and DJ Ali Coleman.

LADAMA will showcase the instruments and rhythms from the members' respective countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and the USA, singing in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Tiga Jean-Baptiste. Photo: BRIC website.

Haitian-born, Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Tiga Jean-Baptistse will be weaving together traditional Zimbabwean and Shona rhythms, and playing Haitian wind instruments, the Australian didjeridoo, the Mbira, and more.

Brooklyn-based DJ Ali Coleman will be opening and closing the day of music DJ sets.

The event on in a packed lineup of free performances that run through September 30, along with some ticketed benefits shows that include The Roots and Elsie Fest.

After being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is back to continue its more than 40 year run. Since 1979, the festival has presented celebrated global music icons, legendary jazz artists, chart-topping indie bands, gravity-defying dance troupes, large-scale film projects and even a virtual reality performance.

This year, live shows taking place at Prospect Park's bandshell will include Skip Marley, Glass Animals, Junglepussy and many more.

For more information and to RSVP for free events, click here. For Saturday's show, doors open at 2:30pm and the show starts at 3:30pm.

As of this month, the festival will take place at full capacity, in accordance with New York State's COVID-19 compliance policy and CDC guidelines. Festival-goers will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. For people who are not vaccinated, staff are requiring mask wearing at all times. Mask wearing is optional for those who are vaccinated.