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Pre-Show Panel: Chico Science & Nação Zumbi’s Legacy and Continued Influence

August 2 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Prior to our 20 year celebration of the original 1995 Chico Science & Nação Zumbi concert at SummerStage, City Parks Foundation and Brasil Summerfest will host a panel discussion that will explore the impact in which Chico Science and Nação Zumbi had on Brazilian and international music. …

Nação Zumbi / Nation Beat’s Carnival Caravan feat. Cha Wa / DJ sets by Vinil Pompéia

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Twenty years ago, one of the most important groups in Brazil launched its first record, Da Lama ao Caos. The debut album by Chico Science & Nação Zumbi was a milestone for a group of friends, that by creating a scene, started a movement that ultimately destabilized the axis of musical production in Brazil. …

Family Day: Little Club Heads / Sugar Free Allstars / Hopalong Andrew / Uptown Dance Academy

August 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sugar Free Allstars is a Family Funk super duo from Oklahoma City. Chris “Boom!” Wiser and Rob “Dr. Rock” Martin joined forces in 2001 and quickly gained a following with a high-energy live show that has been described as a hip-shaking, head-bopping, southern-based explosion of fun for all ages. Sugar Free Allstars are among the ‘Top 12 Family Music Artists in America’ according to Time magazine. They’ve had two #1 songs on SiriusXM radio’s ‘Kids Place Live,’ and in 2012 were featured on a Grammy Award-winning album. Their most recent album is All on a Sunday Afternoon….

Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue / screening: “Get On Up”

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 1983, Felix Hernandez began a two-year project traveling the U.S. collecting hundreds of hours of interviews with R&B artists. The material was used for a 13-part radio documentary called Harlem Hit Parade, which was syndicated to 70 NPR stations in the mid-80’s. In 1986, Felix introduced Rhythm Revue, New York’s first radio show devoted exclusively to classic soul and R&B. It premiered on WBGO and is now in its 29th year. …

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical: Songs in Concert / Scott Shea

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Long before she was Carole King, music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and a dream. From the back rooms of music factories to the stage of Carnegie Hall, BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to the rock & roll hall of fame. …

Tito Nieves

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

With more than three decades of musical history behind him, Humberto “Tito” Nieves – the “Pavarotti” of Salsa – is still going strong. In 2011, the Puerto Rican-born, NYC-raised star launched his very own record label, Tito Nieves Music Corp. with the release of his 30th studio album, Mi ultima grabacion. Lead single, “Eres Linda” roared onto the Latin Billboard Tropical Airplay chart in its first week and became his 26th chart entry. Nieves began his career with Orquesta Cimarron before joining the Hector Lavoe Orchestra, and later, Conjunto Clasico, where he shared the stage with Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. In 1988, Nieves set out as a solo artist and was signed to the legendary RMM Records. His first album with the label, Classic, which included the hit “Sonambulo,” earned him his first of many Gold Records. …