Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage
SummerStage: Sun Ra Arkestra & Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty + Shorts
Sat Jul 24 5:00 PM
A Litany for Survival
Martin Hawk | US | 10
Under the cover of night, BLM activists organize at the Mayor's house to make their case for equal human rights in the heavily segregated city of Rochester, NY.
Adrien Merigeau | France | 16
One night, Reine, a young loner, sees among the urban chaos a moving oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.
Sun Ra Arkestra / Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty / DJ Greg Caz
Hip-hop has become a world-wide phenomenon, embedded in the sounds of pop music of every continent. But before it went global, it was the sound of New York, soundtracking block parties and club nights and college radio. Individually the Originals—as the name implies—have been there since almost the beginning, helping pull hip-hop from out of the underground and into the spotlight. The group also champions club culture and the various sounds and styles that New Yorkers want to dance to, from hip-hop to afrobeat, salsa and reggae to funk and house. The crew involves DJ’s Stretch Armstrong, known for programming the beloved “Stretch And Bobbito” radio show; hip-hop producer Clark Kent, Rich Medina, who ran the legendary weekly dance institution APT; mixtape legend Tony Touch; and Producer / Instagram live Club Quarantine creator D-Nice.
Short Films Begin
NO RSVPS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. ATTENDANCE IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage in Central Park
Rumsey Playfield (accessible via the 5th Avenue and 69th Street entrance to Central Park)