At the age of 13, Kamasi Washington started a lifelong quest discovering the many wonders of music. One night, his father left his soprano saxophone lying on the piano. Kamasi, filled with curiosity for all the beauty he heard from the instrument, picked up his father’s horn. Continue Reading →
The World Music Institute (WMI) is thrilled to open its 2016-2017 season with a rare U.S. appearance by Nigerian superstar King Sunny Adé. Presented by City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage in association with WMI, the concert also features fellow Nigerian Orlando Julius and The Afro Soundz, and DJ Rich Medina. Continue Reading →
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park at 85th Street (north of Harlem). Continue Reading →
Just when you thought the outdoor concert season was coming to an end, City Parks Foundation and Capital One Bank are happy to announce a free exclusive concert for Capital One Bank customers featuring The Roots on Thursday, October 8, at SummerStage in Central Park. Continue Reading →
Harlem’s George Faison, internationally celebrated producer, writer, composer, director, choreographer and dancer, made history in 1975 when he became the first African American to win a Tony Award for Best Choreography for The Wiz. Continue Reading →
Quiet. In New York City, it’s the one thing even money can’t buy. SummerStage and Medi Clubinvite you to join in on Saturday, June 20th as New Yorkers from all five boroughs converge for the first Big Quiet: a twenty-minute, practice-agnostic moment of mass meditation and calm for all ages and experience levels.