Make Music New York is coming to Pier 42 on June 21st! Make Music New York is is a live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place each June 21, the longest day of the year. On that day, hundreds of public spaces throughout the five boroughs become impromptu stages for over 1,000 free concerts. Some of the featured artists that will perform are:
Collin Couvillion’s a fingerpicky, slidey, foot-stompin’ good time…. Think R.L. Burnside meets K.C. and the Sunshine Band.
Desmond Roots Reggae singer/songwriter.
Los Hijos de la Gran Puna are a group of artists and cultural activists who use music, dance and art to promote and celebrate Andean culture.
Akshara is an exciting new percussion-based group rooted in Indian classical musical traditions. Comprised of virtuosic performers in Carnatic and Hindustani classical genres, Akshara performs an energetic blend of classical Indian melody and rhythm highlighted with solo and scale-based improvisations. The group performs original compositions by Bala Skandan, demonstrating the powerful and complex rhythmic structures inherent in South Indian classical music.