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Summerstage Festival 2012

30 May, 2012 | Music Market

Fans of Brazilian Music are going to be in for a special treat as the recently announced schedule for the 2012 edition of the Summerstage Festival reveals.  Among the huge program of concerts and special art related events, a few Brazilian names will lighten up the schedule, showing new yorkers and people from all over the world a little of our national cultural production.

Mixing film and music, as part of the Brazilian Film Festival, held in the same period in NY, films will be screened associated to live performances of Brazilian artists as in the case of the performance of boTECOeletro, that happens together with the screening of the film Raul – a portrait of one of the biggest national rock stars of all times, Raul Seixas.

And for those who think that Brazil is only about samba and bossa nova, presented in association with Brasil Summerfest, Summerstage will receive at Central Park a real Brazilian celebration. On stage, the internationally know Bebel Gilberto will join a few of the most important names of the new Brazilian music, such as Criolo, Flavio Renegado and the DJ Beco Dranoff. For details about this show:

Summerstage Festival

SummerStage, a program of City Parks Foundation, presents performances of outstanding artistic quality, free of charge, to serve the diverse communities of New York City. The artists represent a breadth of genres and cultures and perform in an outdoor setting accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. SummerStage strives to develop audiences’ deepening appreciation for contemporary, traditional, and emerging artists as well as the communities in which these artists originate.

Three Brazilian artists will be on Summerstage, NY

04 May, 2011 | Music Market

The New Yorker Summerstage festival, which brings together music lovers of the most varied styles and bands from various countries, announced its attractions. The polyethnic line up has three Brazilian names: Marcelo D2, Pitty and DJ Nuts, unique figure in the national hip hop, which is presented in New York since 1996 and has already passed the Summerstage in 2000, along with Otto. Nuts, which has a good network in the metropolis since the 90′s, betts that the track “O que você quer ” (Marcelo D2 / DJ Nuts) will hit with American audiences he deems “very open musically. ” The three artists are presented on the afternoon of Sunday, July 24, the main stage, located in Central Park.

The eclectic content of the curators of this great festival takes place on schedule. According to the organization, among the “highlights ” are the American jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux, the Colombian group Chocquibtown, and English singer Andreya Triana.

Erika Elliott, the artistic director of the event, said the line up is the result of over a year of research. “This season is so exciting for me as for you” she said, signaling very well that New York is in your ears open for the world.

The Summerstage celebrates its 26th anniversary and establishes itself as the largest free arts festival in New York with concerts at various locations in town. The 2011 edition will bring over 100 attractions between 7 June and September 2nd.

Latin Alternative Music Conference

01 March, 2011 | Music Market

The LAMC returns to New York City for its twelfth year and will once again feature industry panels, artist showcases and film screenings across the city in addition to free concerts at Central Park SummerStage and celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park.

Registration is now open at

With a warm welcome from the Big Apple, the biggest event in the world for cutting-edge Latin music will return to the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City from July 6th – 9th.  Featuring leading artists as well as many of the music industry’s most prominent decision-makers, the highly-anticipated Twelfth Annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is a “must play” event for developing and established acts alike. Registration is now open; discounted at only $99 until May 15th.

Among the events planned for LAMC 2011 are free concerts at Central Park SummerStage and Celebrate Brooklyn Festival at the Prospect Park, as well as numerous industry panels, showcases and film screenings for LAMC registrants.

With past conferences averaging more than 1,250 music industry attendees and 25,000 concert fans each year, the 12th LAMC promises to be yet another exciting year.  This four day conference providing networking opportunities with the genre’s leading artists, music entrepreneurs, journalists, marketers, managers and programmers, is the most extensive to be offered by a music conference to date.

(Source: LAMC)