Through Saturday, October 19th: HONK NYC! Music Festival

    Date: 10/15/2013 - 10/19/2013

    Time: All Day

    On Tuesday October 15, 2013, brass bands and parade revelers will rendezvous in Brooklyn to kick off the seventh annual HONK NYC! Festival. Encompassing five days and three boroughs, HONK NYC! is an extravaganza of global street music and spectacle featuring ensembles from Texas, Illinois, England and Brazil alongside New York artists such as Frank London (of The Klezmatics), Hungry March Band, PitchBlak Brass Band, Underground Horns, Batala NYC, Veveritse Brass Band, Djarara and master percussionist Deep Singh. Over a dozen free and ticketed performances and educational initiatives will be presented in NYC schools, concert venues, parks, art galleries and museums.

    The after-party to the Boston-area’s unprecedented HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands, HONK NYC! collects musicians and performers from around the world dedicated to playing and preserving the tradition of brass and percussion music and spectacle. Introducing New York audiences to visiting artists annually since 2007, HONK NYC! is proud to present the New York premier of two unique troupes: London-based avant-pop marching band Perhaps Contraption, and funk-rock fusionists Os Siderais, from Rio de Janeiro. Making return visits to the festival are Austin’s Minor Mishap Marching Band, and Chicago-based Environmental Encroachment.

    Throughout the course of the festival, HONK NYC! artists will team up with elementary and pre-schools in Brooklyn and Staten Island to present daytime concerts. Partners include Maple Street School, PS 10, and the Staten Island Community Charter School.

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