Coming up at Summerstage in the Bronx

SummerStage Bronx 2013 Schedule

 

Day Date Time Artist Park Boro Genre
Tuesday Jun. 25 7:00 PM Tribute to Ismael Rivera with Moncho Rivera St. Mary’s Park BX Music
Wednesday Jun. 26 7:00 PM Tribute to Hector Lavoe St. Mary’s Park BX Music
Thursday Jun. 27 7:00 PM Sammy Garcia Y Sabor De Puerto Rico St. Mary’s Park BX Music
Saturday Jun. 29 4:00 PM Bronx Family Day: 

KR3TS Dance Company / The Gizmo Guys / LuckyBob: Variety Performer / Double Dutch Dreamz / DJ set by Idlemind “The Appropriate Agent”

St. Mary’s Park BX Family Music
Saturday Jun. 29 7:00 PMMaster Class 

8:00 PM

Performances

Rock Steady Crew 

premiere of “RSC Ghetto Made”

All Levels Open Dance Master Class by:

Rock Steady Crew

St. Mary’s Park BX Dance
Tuesday Jul. 2 6:00 PM Joe Bataan / Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue Soundview Park BX Music
Wednesday Jul. 3 6:00 PM George Lamond/ DJ set by DJ Lucho Soundview Park BX Music
Tuesday Jul. 9 7:00 PM Joell Ortiz / RVSB Crotona Park BX Music
Wednesday Jul. 10 7:00 PM DJ Kool Herc Crotona Park BX Music
Friday Jul. 12 7:00 PM WAR / DJ set by DJ Afro Crotona Park BX Music
Saturday Jul. 13 7:00 PM The Ghetto Brothers 

Screening: From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale

Crotona Park BX Music 

Film

Tuesday Jul. 16 12:00 PM Mambo to Hip-Hop Part 3: The Graffiti Movement and the Media it Inspires THE POINT 940 Garrison Ave 

Bronx, NY 10474

12-6PM

BX Music 

Art

Panel

Film

Tuesday Jul. 23 7:00 PM The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series 

 

Crotona Park BX Music
Tuesday – 

Wednesday

Aug. 6 – 

Aug. 7

8:00PM “King Kong” 

By Alfred Preisser & Randy Weiner

Directed By Alfred Preisser

St. Mary’s Park BX Theater
Thursday – Friday Aug. 8 – 

Aug. 9

8:00PM “Diablo Love” 

By Mando Alvarado

Directed By Alfred Preisser

St. Mary’s Park BX Theater
Saturday Aug. 10 8:00PM “King Kong” 

By Alfred Preisser & Randy Weiner

Directed By Alfred Preisser

St. Mary’s Park BX Theater

 

 

 

 

SummerStage Artist Information

 

Tribute to Ismael Rivera with Moncho Rivera

In association with La Mega

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Saint Mary’s Park, BX

7:00 PM – 9:00PM

As a successful tropical music vocalist, Ramon “Moncho” Rivera has spent a lifetime singing praises to his famed uncle, Ismael Rivera.  After all, Ismael Rivera was the reigning king of soneros of his generation, and since his passing, he’s been one of the most revered figures in the history of Salsa in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. In Moncho’s latest album, Mi Regalo En Navidad, he follows in his uncle’s footsteps as he celebrates the ‘tis to be merry season just like the oldest Rivera did over 40 years ago.  One of the highlights of Moncho Rivera’s music is that he remains faithful to his uncle’s unique and hugely popular singing style.

 

 

Tribute to Hector Lavoe

In association with La Mega

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Saint Mary’s Park, BX

7:00 PM – 9:00PM

SummerStage is proud to celebrate the talent of the one and only Hector Lavoe, the influential Puerto Rican Salsa singer who has had a profound impact on Salsa and is still influencing the way songs are produced today.Lavoe was truly a legend of his time, and has been a great inspiration to many of today’s Salsa singers.

 

 

Sammy Garcia Y Sabor De Puerto Rico

In association with La Mega

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Saint Mary’s Park, BX

7:00 PM – 9:00PM


Artist Website:
http://www.myspace.com/elsabordepr

Master Latin percussionist Sammy Garcia is counted as one of the very best amongst such legendary performers as: Conjunto Clásico, Willie Colón, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieves, Puerto Rican Power, just to name a few.  His professional experience has served as a strong center for his artistic foundation, entertaining diverse audiences around the world.  His artistic path has been split between being a musician and a director and has led him to be an innovator in the world of modern Salsa music. This innovative vision is truly realized in his latest project “El Sabor De Puerto Rico”, where under the direction of Garcia the “swing” and “cadence” of traditional Salsa music is best exemplified.

 

 

Bronx Family Day:

KR3TS Dance Company / The Gizmo Guys / LuckyBob: Variety Performer / Double Dutch Dreamz / DJ set by Idlemind “The Appropriate Agent”

Saturday, June 29, 2013

St. Mary’s Park, BX

4:00 PM – 7:00PM


Artist Website:
http://www.kr3ts.com

Based in Spanish Harlem, KR3TS Dance Company promotes the art of dance by teaching and fostering a core-performance group that features pre-professional dancers. KR3TS gives aspiring dancers an outlet to develop skills, set goals, improve self-esteem and learn cooperation and integration as part of a group as well as promoting the preservation of ethnic and cultural dances. Dancers are versed in various dance styles including Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Salsa, Merengue, and African dance.

 

Artist Website: thegizmoguys.com/

Since 1987, The Gizmo Guys have appeared before well over a million people in more than 2000 live performances. Performing extensively in the U.S. and Canada, they have been in places as diverse as Japan and Saudi Arabia. Much more than a comedy juggling act, their act includes world class  skills presented in original routines that amuse as well as amaze.

 

Artist Website: http://www.getluckybob.com/

Watch as LuckyBob juggles boxes, spins balls, reads minds and turns a volunteer into a magician. This show is action packed and full of crazy magic and cool juggling stunts.

 

Double Dutch Dreamz invites the community to “Get Your Jump On!”   Join in the creatively artful fun of jumping double and single ropes. Share delightful neighborhood narratives and recollections of rhythms and rhymes with fast moving feet that rock to the beat.

 

Artist Website: http://www.facebook.com/dj.idlemind

DJ Idlemind, “The Appropriate Agent” began learning the art of spinning records at age eight. DJ Idlemind is known for his ability to blend seemingly opposing songs together, often breaking genre, speed and chronological barriers. He is the official event DJ for the Brooklyn Academy of Music and House DJ for the BAMcafé Live concert series.

 

 

Rock Steady Crew

Premiere of “RSC Ghetto Made”

Part of the “ This is __ Hip-Hop” series

Saturday, June 29, 2013

St. Mary’s Park, BX

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Rock Steady Crew
8:00 PM – Performances


Artist Website:
http://www.crazylegsworkshop.com/rock-steady-crew/about-rsc

Originally founded in 1977 in the Bronx, by Jimmy D and Jimmy Lee, Rock Steady Crew has become one of the most well-known and recognizable B-Boy groups in the world.  These pioneers and creators of break-dancing used dance battles as a means of recruitment to grow its talented team and gain national acclaim while touring throughout the world.  Since its formation, Rock Steady Crew has adapted all aspects of Hip-Hop, from DJ’s to Emcee’s, and from Writers to B-Boys & B-Girls. More recently, Rock Steady Crew received a VH1 Hip-Hop Honors award, performed on ABC‘s, Dancing With The Stars, and also had CNN coverage of their 35th anniversary.

In their world premiere work RSC Ghetto Made, Rock Steady Crew will be showing New York and the world what a real Hip-Hop show looks like as they bring it back to basics and display why they are the kings of the original movement.

Master Class: Join members of the Rock Steady Crew for a high-energy dance class showcasing hip-hop basics.

 

 

Joe Bataan / Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue

Soundview Park, BX

Tuesday, July 2

6:00-8:00 pm

Artist Website: http://joebataan.com/

Joe Bataan, called the “King of Latin Soul,” was influenced by the melodic sounds of Doo-Wop and the energy of Latin music that were the hallmarks of his Spanish Harlem neighborhood. The famed Fania Records found this intersection of sound and culture enticing and propelled Bataan to become a major force in the “Latin Boogaloo” music scene with hits like “Gypsy Woman” and “My Cloud.”

Felix Hernandez is in the business of remembering the good ol’ days. Hernandez’s wildly popular radio show, Rhythm Revue, takes on a life of its own at New York’s Roseland, where three thousand disciples regularly come to hear Fernandez spin the sounds of the past and boogie down. Felix Hernandez will rock the crowd once again at SummerStage again with his mix of soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics. Bring your dancing shoes.

 

George Lamond / DJ set by DJ Lucho

Soundview Park, BX

Wednesday, July 3

6:00 – 8:00 pm 

Artist Website: http://www.feverrecords.com/georgelamondbio.shtml

George Lamond became an instant star for his first Freestyle album, “ Bad of the Heart,” which yielded the hit single with the same name and as well as “Without You” and “Look Into My Eyes.” This paved the way for other popular albums in both the Freestyle genre as well as modern approaches to traditional Latin music, including “ Where Does That Leave Love” and “ Oye Mi Canto.”

 

Artist Website: http://www.djlucho.com

DJ Lucho’s early exposure to the harmonious rhythms of Latin music in his Harlem neighborhood nurtured an innate talent that propelled him to become one of the most gifted DJs and producers in the music industry.  His interaction with different genres of music has allowed him to develop a unique and versatile style, which was guided by his deep appreciation for various cultures and their musical influences.

 

 

Joell Ortiz / RVSB

In association with Latin Alternative Music Conference

Part of the “ This is __ Hip-Hop” series

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Crotona Park, BX

7:00 PM – 9:00PM

 

Artist Website: http://www.joellortiz.com/

A Puerto Rican rapper from Brooklyn who built a buzz with his series of rhyme marathons entitled “125 Grams,” Joell Ortiz eventually signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label. Ortiz earned initial attention with his no-frills attitude and rhyming prowess, being featured in critical polls in magazines like XXL and The Source. While working on his debut for Aftermath, Ortiz released a collection that is centered around his dense, rhyme-based work, The Brick: Bodega Chronicles, to act as a lead-up to his more “official” debut. Ortiz later joined Slaughterhouse, a Hip-Hop group consisting of rappers Crooked I, Joe Budden, and Royce da 5’9″.

DJ Raff and Latin Bitman are teaming up for RVSB, the debut collaboration from two of the most creative minds in Latin Electronica, which was released on March 19th of this year.  Pushing the boundaries of bass heavy Hip-Hop and high-energy percussive beats, RVSBlives on the cutting edge of electronic dance music, with elements of trap, juke and futuristic house.  Both originally from Chile, a hot bed of new Latin American Pop, Latin Bitman and DJ Raff’s critically-acclaimed solo albums have long been crowd favorites, recently debuting at #1 on the World Music Charts at tastemaker station KEXP (Seattle).

DJ Kool Herc

Part of the “ This is __ Hip-Hop” series

Crotona Park, Bronx
Wednesday, July 10

7:00 PM – 9:00PM

Artist Website: www.djkoolherc.com

DJ Kool Herc is considered by many to be the “The Founder of Hip-Hop Culture.” In the early stages of Hip-Hop music, he brought his sound system to block parties in the Bronx and began playing the brief rhythmic sections of records which would become known as “breaks.” Using the two-turntable set-up of the disco DJs, Kool Herc’s style led to the use of two copies of the same record to elongate the break. This breakbeat DJing, using hard Funk, Rock, and records with Latin percussion, formed the basis of Hip-Hop music. DJ Kool Herc’s music along with his announcements to his dancers, called B-Boys and B-Girls, helped pave the way to what everyone now knows as Hip-Hop.

 

 

WAR / DJ set by DJ Afro

In association with Latin Alternative Music Conference

Friday, July 12, 2013

Crotona Park, BX

7:00 PM – 9:00PM

Artist Website: http://www.wartheband.com

WAR’s long-hailed musical virtuosity and influences, which include Jazz, Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B, and Latin, have impacted their fans, as well as other musicians, regardless of race, generation, or genre. Founding member, Lonnie Jordan, states that this is one “WAR” that has truly brought people together for peace, love, and harmony. Their music and history transcends generations of pop culture and has a universal appeal to parents, grandparents, and children across the world.With over forty years in the music industry, WAR has had a profound influence on contemporary American music and continues to provide stellar live performances for today’s audiences.

Artist Website: http://www.elafro.com/

Renowned for his role as the lead guitarist and primary songwriter for GRAMMY nominated and Latin GRAMMY winning disco Funk stars Los Amigos Invisibles, DJ Afro (A.K.A. Jose Luis Pardo) has released remix compilations and an original album Free as a solo producer, collaborating with artists like Dmitri From Paris, Louie Vega and David Byrne and DJing at infamous NYC parties including Turntables on the Hudson, Giant Step, and PS-1.

 

The Ghetto Brothers

Screening: From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale

In association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation and Latin Alternative Music Conference

Part of the “ This is __ Hip-Hop” series

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Crotona Park, BX

7:00 PM – 9:30PM

Artist Website:http://ghettobrothersnyc.com

Forming in the Bronx streets during the 1960s, The Ghetto Brothers uplifted their NYC community through Hip-Hop music, helping to eradicate pushers from their neighborhood, cleaning up parks and garbage-strewn empty lots, and enlisting interest in community involvement.  Soon after they formed, The Ghetto Brothers quickly cooked up a potent, NYC-flavored musical stew that gained the attention of local record stores with their soulful Hip-Hop songs.  In 1972, The Ghetto Brothers released their debut album, Power Fuerza¸ which was a beautiful, innocent audio snapshot by three brothers, their friends, and a powerful gang of musical energy.  In 2011, The Ghetto Brothers released Power Fuerza – Deluxe Reissue, which NPR describes as “a time capsule of sorts, but its message hasn’t dulled with the intervening years: Choose guitars over guns, and let music be your mayhem.”

 

From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale is an hour-long documentary that tells the story about the creative life of the South Bronx. Beginning with the Puerto Rican migration and the adoption of Cuban rhythms to create the New York Salsa sound and continuing with the fires that destroyed the neighborhood but not the creative spirit of its people; the film chronicles the rise of Hip-Hop from the ashes. A charismatic reflection on the power of a neighborhood’s music,  the film effortlessly chronicles the evolution from Mambo to Hip-Hop; which has taken the world

 

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