On Saturday, May 21st the St. George Theatre will present a free pop-up event celebrating music and dance from around the world in the theatre’s newly renovated Grand Lobby. The initiative is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council, and in partnership with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance‘s Beat of the Boroughs NYC.
Entitled “1,2,3,4! A Celebration of Music & Dance from Around the World” this free event take place from 1pm-4pm and will feature CTMD Touring Artists Mariachi Real, Jomion and the Uklos, and the Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY.
“Through Councilmember David Carr’s office in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Cultural Immigrant Initiative, we are thrilled to once again proudly present this enriching program highlighting the diversity of talent and culture that spans across our city,” says Doreen P. Cugno, President & CEO of the nonprofit theatre.
Schedule of Events:
1:00pm – 1:40pm
Mariachi Real De Mexico
Traditional Mexican music and dance presentation by Ramon Ponce of Mariachi Real de Mexico featuring acoustic guitars, violin, and beautiful vocal harmonies.
2:00pm – 2:40pm
“Jomion and the Uklos”
Three blood-brothers from the coastal West African city of Cotonou blend reggae, salsa, and jazz with Caribbean styles while drawing on their vast knowledge of traditional vodun (voodoo) music and culture to create vibrant, relaxed dance music.
3:00pm – 3:40pm
Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY
The Sri Lankan Dance Academy of New York presents authentic examples of the Sri Lankan art form of Kandyan dance with the beats of the geta drums, dressed in elaborate clothing and accessories.
Seating is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. To RSVP for this free program, click here: https://stgeorgetheatre.com/1234-