This April, Queens Library is celebrating the heritage and legacy of immigrants in America! Join craft workshops, concerts, dance, and theater from around the globe and within “The World’s Borough.” There’s something for everyone to enjoy—see a preview of some of the programs below! For a full listing of all immigrant heritage celebration programs at Queens Library, click here.
Gashford Guillame & Creole Fusion Ensemble
Saturday, April 1 @ 3pmCambria Heights Library (218-13 Linden Boulevard)
The music of Haitian American drummer & composer Gashford Guillaume is influenced by jazz, and blended with world and creole rhythms for a unique fusion sound. It’s at once traditional, modern and soulful.
Folklore Urbano - El Barrio Project
Sunday, April 2 @ 3 pmCentral Library (89-11 Merrick Boulevard)
Pablo Mayor presents a new repertoire from his latest “El Barrio Project”, which crosses cultural boundaries by delving into the heart of NYC’s ethnic neighborhoods. Hear high-energy salsa and Colombian music inspired by themes and sounds of NYC’s Latin American communities.
The Evolution of Bollywood
Saturday, April 8 @ 3 pmSouth Ozone Park (128-16 Rockaway Boulevard) Saturday, April 29 @ 3 pm South Jamaica (108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard)
Bollywood has become a popular form of Indian dancing, fusing traditional and classical Indian dances with the influence of some jazz, hip hop and other modern dance styles. Join the Payalia Dance Company for a live performance! Then, get up on your feet and learn this style of dance as well!
A Thousand More Nights: The Sequel
Saturday, April 29 @ 2 pmRidgewood (20-12 Madison Street)
Arabic music and dance, including Raks Sharqui (bellydance), take center stage in this performance with music by Ramitabla, Sami Abu Shumays, and Mariyah.
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