Monday, July 21, 2008

Music the Central Park Way

Take a walk through Central Park and you are bound to see sights unexpected. But it is the sounds you hear that are truly startling.

Each weekend (and many a weekday) musical artists of all kinds flock to the park and congregate to jam, bam and wail in the open air. Taking a walk today in the oppressive heat, I heard African drums, super funk, New Orleans jazz, electro pop, forceful folk and world sounds. Some nights the park has offered up symphonies and sounds more classical. Most impromptu concerts are free, or solicit only a small donation, so anyone can listen in. With more musicians per square foot than just about anywhere else in the world, NYC offers a level of tune talent that amazes time and again.

Check out the Summer Stage, NY Philharmonic in the Park and other more scheduled concerts. Upcoming acts include Crosby, Stills and Nash, Mark Knopfler, and other funkier stuff that I'm just not hip enough to recognize.


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Ming the Merciless said...

I need to get there more often. The best time I ever had at Central Park was when I happened on a amateur tango dance group that meets regularly last Fall. The weather was beautiful and everyone was tango-ing away.

I sat and watched, blissfully.

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When I see them performing like this,I often see some small and big dreams in their eyes seeking good appreciation for their art.

Mr NYC said...

Great blog! I just discovered it today and actually just did my own Central Park update today. I'll also give your blog a plug on mine.