08.03.23

Jorge Drexler | Cimafunk | Julieta Rada

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Time
Doors 6:00pm / Show 7:00pm
Cost
FREE

Event Info

Doors 6:00pm/Show 7:00pm

Join us on Thu, August 3 for a 2023 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! concert featuring Jorge DrexlerCimafunk, and Julieta Rada.

World-renowned singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler’s sound blends the traditional rhythms of his native Uruguay with samba, bossa nova, pop, jazz, ambient, and even EDM. His music is defined by wistful wordplay and sonic experimentation, often breaking down the materials of instruments like the guitar to create exciting new sounds. Also performing is GRAMMY-nominated Cimafunk, whose music infuses classical Cuban rhythms with afrobeat, funk, and hip-hop. Latin GRAMMY-nominated Uruguayan-Argentine singer Julieta Rada opens.

*Please Note: A limited amount of chairs will be available at this show, but you are also permitted to bring your own.  

 

 

 

About the artists

Jorge Drexler is an Uruguayan musician and singer-songwriter with a long professional career in music and performing arts. Over a 30 year career, he has recorded fourteen studio albums and has toured all over the world, which has allowed him to know and appreciate many territories and cultures. Drexler is a well-recognized and awarded artist, and to his credit he has an Oscar Award (2004) and thirteen Latin Grammy’s (2014, 2018, 2021, 2022). After almost five years of record silence, Drexler released his new album, Tinta y Tiempo.

Cimafunk is a Grammy-nominated, Afro-Cuban Rockstar. His name refers to his heritage as a “cimarrón,” Cubans of African descent who resisted and escaped slavery, as well as to the essence of his music that aims to subvert classical Cuban rhythms with innovative mixes of funk, afrobeat, and hip-hop. Cimafunk has received overwhelming praise touring the U.S. and Europe, making a name for himself as one of today’s great showmen, performing an electric live show with La Tribu, his 9-person band from Havana. His live show is a celebration of groove and an unforgettable sonic and bodily experience. Cimafunk is redefining contemporary Cuban music as well as Afro-Latin identity and the fusion of black cultures. His latest album, El Alimento, was nominated at the 2023 GRAMMY Awards for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album.

Julieta Rada started her career singing at the age of 16. Since then she performed at stages around the world with internationally acclaimed artists such as Fito Paez, Charly García, Hugo Fattoruso, Ruben Rada, Ciro y Los Persas, Illya Kuriaki and the Valderramas, La Vela Puerca, Joss Stone, among others, as well as her own solo project. She is the youngest daughter of one of the most representative artists in Uruguayan music, Rubén Rada. She has multiple awards and nominations such as “Best New Artist” in the 2015’s LATIN GRAMMYS. She also won the GARDEL AWARDS two times (the most relevant music award in Argentina) in 2016 in the category of “Best Pop Artist” and in 2019 as “Best Pop Album.” She also won three GRAFFITI AWARDS (the most relevant music awards in Uruguay) in 2013 and 2016 in the category of “Best female artist” and in 2019 she won “Best Pop album.”

Please note: RSVPing helps you stay up-to-date on show info, but does not guarantee entry. Bandshell entry is first come first served.

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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.

About BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is 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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