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Jose James / Nakhane / DJ Wildcat

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Marcus Garvey Park

18 Mt. Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027

American singer Jose James wields a rich baritone and blends modern jazz, with cross-generational references that dabble in traditional and contemporary jazz and soul. He’s joined by Nakhane, a London-based Xhosa polymath who has published a novel (Piggy Boy Blues) and acted in a feature film (Inxeba, or “The Wound”) in addition to his musical output. But it’s his music that soars highest, with an unmistakable voice that floats over experimental electro pop compositions with lyrics that—like much of his other work—tackle the subject of queer identity in conservative society, like his recent duet with ANOHNI, “New Brighton.”

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Food: Baked by Dawn, The Fried Kitchen, and Rostacy Jamaican FoodCuisines curated by Bronx Night Market

Community partners: Friends of Morningside Park, Harlem One Stop, Manhattan CCC/ Manhattan Borough President’s Office. Census outreach coordinated by the Association for a Better New York.

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