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May 16, 2024
Natu Camara

Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm

385 9th Avenue
New York, New York 10001 United States
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Liven up your lunch hour and soak up the fun this summer with eight weeks of world-class live music throughout June and July. Experience a wide range of global sounds and styles while enjoying your lunch on Manhattan West Plaza. Join us to discover new artists and genres with this unique lineup of free outdoor performances. Please note: there will not be a performance on Tuesday, July 2.

Summer Sounds is curated by Isabel Soffer/Live Sounds


+ June 4: Dendê Macêdo and Friends – This world-renowned multi-instrumentalist creates innovative music with unconventional instruments he creates by hand from found objects.

+ June 11: Tokala – Merging Japanese folk, pop, and middle eastern music, this trio explores the links between different cultures.

+ June 18: Natu Camara – A blend of Afropop, rock and soul is sung in five different languages by this singer-songwriter whose fans have affectionately dubbed “The Tina Turner of Guinea.” (pictured above)

+ June 25: Yasser Tejeda – This award-winning composer, guitarist, and vocalist layers Afro-Dominican traditions with experimental blends of merengue, rock, and jazz inspiring new generations to explore their roots.

+ July 9: Combo Daguerre – These Brooklyn-based rockers create a hybrid of French songs with the psychedelic Latin influences of Boléro, Cumbia, 60s rock and French chanson.

+ July 16: Villalobos Brothers – This GRAMMY Award-winning family band delivers a virtuosic fusion of Mexican folk songs rooted in Veracruz with jazz and classical music imbued with messages of love, brotherhood, and social justice.

+ July 23: Luca Mundaca – Combining elements of jazz and bossa nova, this Brazilian singer-songwriter weaves together songs of longing, love, Brazil’s vibrant essence, and the human experience.

+ July 30: The Ebony Hillbillies – This old-time string band weaves together pop, jazz, bluegrass, folk and country music with fresh modern touches. A prime example of the Black Roots of country music that Beyonce explores on her latest album.