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New Museum

New Museum Block Party 2014

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Join the New Museum for our annual Block Party in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Saturday, July 19! Enjoy a day of interactive projects and performances inspired by current exhibitions and New Museum programs.

newmuseum.org/calendar/view/ne­w-museum-block-party-2

The day's performances offer up an afternoon of music showcasing artists who use their voices to traverse and recombine diverse musical traditions in dynamic new ways.

1 PM
Akim Funk Buddha blends rhyming, mouth and body percussion, storytelling, Mongolian throat-singing, and Indonesian monkey chants with a physicality that references breakdancing, martial arts, tap, and circus arts.

2 PM
Joy Askew's melodic piano-based tunes showcase her talents as a versatile singer-songwriter (and dedicated animal rights activist) and are marked by a distinct vocal style that gently shifts between ethereal high notes and a more stripped-down bluesy sincerity.

3 PM
M. Lamar's harrowing sound—combining operatic vocals with lush piano accompaniment—draws heavily on Negro spiritual traditions, Western classical music, and dissonant black metal.

4 PM
Lumberob is a kinetically explosive beat-boxer who makes tongue-twisted arcade music for the mind and body. Show less
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