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Brasil Summerfest 2012: Brings Hip Brazilian Music to New York

brasil summerfestFrom July 21 to the 28 2012, the second annual Brasil Summerfest will be blaring across venues all over Manhattan and Brooklyn.  The festival opens on Saturday July 21 at the Central Park Summerstage (entrance at 72nd St. at 5th ave) with a free concert featuring four young up and coming Brazilian hip hop artists:

  • Bebel Gilberto (Grammy nominated)
  • Criolo (MTV Brazil, Best New Artist of 2011)
  • Flávio Renegado
  • DJ Béco Dranoff 

Following the opening will be performances at venues across the city featuring great new acts from Brazil, like:

  • Phillybloco
  • Samba Rockestra
  • Mallu
  • Quarteto Olinda
  • Pedro Morales
  • Mauricio Pessoa
  • Os Mutantes
  • Karina Zeviani
  • Liliana Araujo
  • Luisa Mita

And more.

Brasil Summerfest was founded in 2011 and curated by Petrit Pula, currently the head of Nublu Records, and co-curated by Erika Elliott, the Artistic Director at Central Park Summerstage. Summerfest 2011 was extremely successful and has had multiple sold out shows. This year it looks like the festival is still growing and become greater.

To learn more, go to

Brasil Summerfest
July 21 – 28 2012

Central Park Summerstage
72nd St. at 5th ave

The Village Voice's 4Knots Music Festival 2012

Popular weekly newspaper, The Village Voice, will be hosting this year’s 4Knots Music Festival on Saturday, July 14 2012. Various music artists such as Archers Of Loaf, The Drums, Crocodiles, Hospitality, Bleached, Nick Waterhouse, Delicate Steve, Team Spirit, Devin and Doldrums are all scheduled to perform at the free, daytime event for all ages from 1pm-8pm. The Main Stage and Second Skippers stage are both located at South Street Seaport, Piers 16 & 17.

The time schedule for 4Knots is listed below:

Main Stage                                                      Skippers Stage

1:30PM: Nick Waterhouse                              1:00PM: Doldrums

2:30PM: Bleached                                           2:00PM: Devin

3:30PM: Hospitality                                        3:00PM: Team Spirit

4:30PM: Crocodiles                                         4:00PM: Delicate Steve

5:30PM: The Drums

6:30PM: Archers of Loaf


Opening sets on the main stage will begin at 12:15 with The Smiling Lies and at 12:30 with the Fast Years. For more information on the event, including a festival map & full band information, the official 4Knots Guide will be available in all copies of the Village Voice hitting newsstands’ on Saturday.


The Official 4Knots Music Festival After Party featuring the Black Lips with Kid Congo Powers + The Pink Monkey Birds will be held soon after the main event. The show will be hosted by DJ Jonathan Toubin, America’s most popular rock and soul DJ / conductor of the NY Night Train parties. Toubin will spin his Soul Clap classics, wild early rock and roll shakers and rare 1960s French fuzz during this special Bastille Day inspired multi-media dance party, featuring special performances from guest DJ April March, go go dancer Anna Copa Cabanna, 4Knots Seaport limbo contest and much more!


The show will be held right near Pier 17 at the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club on South Street.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at: and will be available at the door. Doors open at 7pm and the show will begin right after the festival ends.


Bud Light returns to the Village Voice’s 4Knots Music Festival as the presenting sponsor. Other sponsors for this year include Landshark Lager, Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum, Metro PCS, Pisco Porton, Samsung, PopChips, Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club, Dr. Martens, Harley-Davidson of NYC, Lucky Strike, Laser Cosmetica, MexiBBQ, The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, Urban Ears, Nelson Blue, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Open Road Films’ “Hit and Run”, Tune Up Media, Lucky Strike, Red Bull Soundstage, Mexicue, Juice Press, Teany, Reach Media Inc., Audio Exciter powered by Aphex, Zico, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, smartwater, Seaport Music Festival and the South Street Seaport Museum.


About The Village Voice:  
Founded by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, and Norman Mailer in October 1955, The Village Voice introduced free-form, high-spirited and passionate journalism into the public discourse. As the nation's first and largest alternative newsweekly, the Voice maintains the same tradition of no-holds-barred reporting and criticism it first embraced when it began publishing over fifty years ago.  The recipient of three Pulitzer prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, and the George Polk Award, among others, the Voice has earned a reputation for its groundbreaking investigations of New York City politics, and as the premier expert on New York's cultural scene. Writing and reporting on local and national politics, with opinionated arts, culture, music, dance, film and theater reviews, daily web dispatches, comprehensive entertainment listings, and unrivaled classifieds, the Voice is the authoritative source on all that is New York.
The Village Voice has also created such celebrated events as the Obies Awards, Brooklyn Pour, Choice Eats, Web Awards, Choice Streets, 4Knots Music Festival as well as the most anticipated issues and guides of the year including the annual Pazz and Jop music poll, Best of NYC, and its Spring, Summer, and Fall Preview guides, the Voice is New York's most influential must-read alternative newspaper in print and online at where the site averages 2 million unique users each month.


For more updates and info visit:



The Village Voice 4Knots Music Festival

July 14, 2012

@South Street Seaport, NYC

Lincoln Center Festival 2012

Since its inaugural season in 1996, Lincoln Center Festival has received worldwide attention for presenting some of the broadest and most original performing arts programs in Lincoln Center’s history. 

This year's Lincoln Center Festival opens July 5-August 5 2012 including the New York premieres of two operas: Kaija Saariaho and Amin Maalouf’s monodrama Émilie on July 19, 21 and 22 performed by soprano Elizabeth Futral and directed by Marianne Weems. It was inspired by the life of French mathematician Émilie du Châtelet.


Guo Wenjing’s chamber opera, Feng Yi Ting debuts on July 26, 27 and 28, and was based on an ancient story of a legendary beauty who was the central figure in a dangerous rivalry, directed by Atom Egoyan.

Other top flight companies will perform as well including:

  • July 20, 21 and 22
    The Paris Opera Ballet will perform the U.S. premiere of Pina Bausch’s dance/opera Orpheus and Eurydice to music by C.W. Gluck.

  • July 20
    the Festival features a 70th birthday tribute to the late soul music icon Curtis Mayfield with a star line-up including 1990's music controversy lightning rod Sinéad O'Connor, rapper and soul singer Aloe Blacc and doo-wop group The Impressions.

  • July 11
    John Adams (minimalist compser of Nixon in China and Doctor Atomic) leads the Juilliard Orchestra and London’s Royal Academy of Music in concert in Avery Fisher HallImogen Cooper is the piano soloist.

In 17 seasons, the Festival will have presented nearly 1,260 performances of opera, music, dance, theater, and interdisciplinary forms by internationally acclaimed artists from more than 50 countries. To date, the Festival has commissioned more than 40 new works and offered some 130 world, U.S., and New York premieres. It places particular emphasis on showcasing contemporary artistic viewpoints and multidisciplinary works that push the boundaries of traditional performance.

Lincoln Center Festival is a presentation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA), which serves three primary roles: presenter of superb artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. As a presenter of some 5,000 programs annually, LCPA complements the extraordinary offerings of the 10 other Lincoln Center resident organizations, bringing internationally acclaimed artists to hundreds of thousands of people each year through a variety of popular series. 

These programs include:

  • American Songbook
  • Great Performers
  • Lincoln Center Festival
  • Lincoln Center Out of Doors
  • Midsummer Night Swing
  • the Mostly Mozart Festival
  • White Light Festival
  • Live From Lincoln Center

In addition, LCPA is leading a series of major capital projects, now nearly complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus. Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. 

Lincoln Center Festival 2012
July 5-August 5 2012

Alice Tully Hall
65th Street and Broadway

Avery Fisher Hall
64th Street and Broadway

Clark Studio Theater
165 W. 65th Street, 7th floor (the Rose Bldg.)

David H. Koch Theater
Broadway at 63rd Street

Gerald W. Lynch Theater
John Jay College
524 West 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue

New York City Center for Music and Drama
131 W. 55th Street

Rose Theater
Frederick P. Rose Hall (Time Warner Center)
60th Street and Broadway 


Latin Alternative Music Conference Brings Latest in Latin Sound to New York

LAMCThe Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) July 11 - 14 2012 at the New Yorker Hotel (481 8th Ave) brings together new and innovative minds looking to change the Latin music world, as well free concerts and events at Central Park SummerStage and Celebrate Brooklyn Festival at the Prospect Park.

A four day conference providing networking opportunities with the genre’s leading artists, music entrepreneurs, journalists, marketers, managers and programmers, , as well as numerous industry panels, showcases and events for LAMC registrants, LAMC includes panels and Q&As on:

  • The role of NPR, satellite radio and specialty broadcasters
  • Games as the new radio
  • Youtube’s role in producing new hit-makers

Along with informative panels, there is a wide range of musical acts, including:

  • La Santa Cecilia 
  • Martin Buscaglia
  • Carla Morrison
  • Las Acevedo
  • Adrianigual
  • Alex Anwandter
  • Las Cafeteras 
  • Calle 13
  • Ritmo Machine
  • Ana Tijoux
  • Kinky
  • Los Autenticos Decadentes,
  • 3BallMTY 
  • DJ Raff

The LAMC is extremely popular and sells out frequently. The LAMC is a music conference with a mission, their statement:  “Support change, support music, art and culture. Support the LAMC.”

To learn more, go to

Latin Alternative Music Conference
July 11 – 14

New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Ave
New York, NY 10001

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