07.20.24

Habibi Festival at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

Event Info

**RSVP to let us know you’re coming and be entered for a chance to win two VIP tent passes! Sponsored by Bud Light**
 
Please note: RSVPing helps you stay up-to-date on show info, but does not guarantee entry. Bandshell entry is first come first served.
 
Doors 6:30pm/Show 7:30pm
 
Habibi Festival will take us on a musical odyssey to sample the vibrant sounds of the South West Asia North Africa (SWANA) region. Curated by Alex Knowlton, Yacine Boulares, and Meera Dugal, the festival will bring us contemporary and traditional rhythms reimagined by artists like headliner Bab L’Bluz, a Franco-Moroccan psychedelic rock group captivating audiences from Marrakech to Baghdad to Brooklyn. The night will kick off with an ensemble led by Yacine Boulares who will be joined by guests of NYC’s SWANA diaspora including Omar Offendum, Mona Miari, Felukah, Zafer Tawil, plus a DJ set by the Yalla! Party Project.

ABOUT HABIBI FESTIVAL

Created with the goal of giving a snapshot of contemporary and traditional music of the South West Asia North Africa (SWANA) region, Habibi Festival aims to take listeners on a journey of the sounds wafting through the airwaves and living rooms of cities spanning Marrakech to Baghdad. This new performing arts festival is a collaboration between the Director of Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater Alex Knowlton, artist/composer/curator Yacine Boulares, and curator/producer Meera Dugal who are bonded by the goal of creating more joyful spaces for performance, conversation, and storytelling from this part of the world. 

The festival aims to position music from this region as living, breathing, and evolving art forms – that even ancient traditions are having new lives breathed into them with contemporary artists. Check out past lineups, photos, and artist dialogues with our partner Afikra here and listen to our interview on WNYC’s All of It with Allison Stewart

The 4th edition of Habibi Festival will return to Joe’s Pub October 8-12, 2024 – lineup to be announced at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

habibi-festival.com / @habibifestival

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THE ARTISTS

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Bab L’Bluz

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Omar Offendum

(He/Him)

Felukah

(she/her)
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Zafer Tawil

(He/Him)

Yalla! Party Project

(He/Him)

DISCOVER THE MUSIC

Bab L’Bluz

Yacine Boulares

Omar Offendum

Mona Miari

Felukah

Zafer Tawil

About BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

This event is part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, New York City’s longest-running, free, outdoor performing arts festival, held ever year at Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park.

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141 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Venue Info

The Lena Horne Bandshell at Prospect Park is home to BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, New York’s longest-running, free outdoor performing arts festival. Named to honor the legendary singer, actress, dancer, and Brooklyn native Lena Horne, the Bandshell is transformed into a venue every summer that can accommodate over 8,000 people.

BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities

The facility is completely wheelchair accessible. If you require special seating arrangements, please ask any staff member to speak with the house manager on the day of the performance when you reach the gate, and we will happily accommodate you. If you have any other questions about accessibility, please contact Benno Orlinsky at [email protected] or (718) 683-5637.

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