Performers

Opening Ceremony
Join us for the Opening Ceremony starting at 11:00am with performances by Jack DeJohnette, Paul Winter, The Great American Fife & Drum Band. Celebrity appearances, food & art vendors and world class music throughout the day!

 

 

POOK and Energy Dance Company
Percussion Orchestra of Kingston

 

 

COBU
Japanese Drumming

 

 

Kotoko Brass
Inspired by the traditional drum rhythms of Ghana, Kotoko Brass has created a unique, joyful, and improvisational style of West African dance music described by the Boston Globe as “propulsive, infectious party music”.

 

 

Paul Winter’s “My Brazil” Quintet
Paul Winter’s musical realm has long embraced the traditions of the world’s cultures, as well as the extraordinary voices of what he refers to as “the greater symphony of the Earth.”

 

 

NEXUS with So Percussion
“The high priests of the percussion world” – NY Times

 

 

NYU Steel Band

When Glass Meets Steel – NYU Steel is dedicated to exploring the art of steel pans to the fullest

 

 

The Big Takeover Reggae Band
The Big Takeover delivers a fresh take on Reggae, Rocksteady and Ska! Blending the pop sounds of Jamaica and world music with the soulful energy of Motown this band is one tight, grooving ensemble!

 

 

The Great American Fife and Drum Band
Rudimental percussion

 

 

The Beatbox House
Pushes the boundaries of the human voice

 

 

Jack DeJohnette Quartet
Jack DeJohnette will be joined with world class performers including Matthew Garrison, John Medeski, Luisito Quintero.

 

 

Introducers

NYS Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D-Kingston)
NYS Assemblymember Kevin Cahill

 

 

Ward Todd
Master of Ceremonies