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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.


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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