Features

Feature: The Stephen Stone Marimba Band

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Saturday, September 16th @ 2:15 pm
Avenue Central Stage | 93 St & 118 Ave

The Stephen Stone Marimba Band is a concept centered around the use of three people on one marimba. However, it may include other instruments, such as drum set, hand drums, vibraphone, glockenspiel, and auxiliary percussion instruments.They are open to exploring all styles of music, including pop, rock, jazz, classical world music.

Feature: Xiao Hai Ou Dance Group

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Saturday, September 16th @ 2:45 pm
Avenue Central Stage | 93 St & 118 Ave

Traditional Chinese dance brings ancient cultural stories to life.

Mabel Wong is known as a co-founder of the Guofeng Chinese Dance Club, she was part of the trio that has won many awards including Winner of the 9th North America Chinese Dancing Competition. In 2007 she founded the Xiao Hai Ou Dance Group, which has been highly popular since inception. The group has seen a constant growth over the years, and the Mabel Dance Academy was founded to accommodate for more students including adults.

Feature: Martin Kerr

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Saturday, September 16th @ 11 am
Avenue Central Stage | 93 St & 118 Ave

Born and raised in the English countryside, Martin Kerr has built his career, one passer-by at a time, busking and performing for public and private audiences across the globe. With just a guitar, his engaging storytelling and soaring vocals are enough to captivate any audience. Often compared to the best of the 1970s troubadours – Cat Stevens, James Taylor, John Denver – Martin’s anthemic modern-folk connects with listeners of all ages.

Feature: Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard Band

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Saturday, September 16th @ 6:45 pm
Avenue Central Stage | 93 St & 118 Ave

Singer song writer and Danish folk-diva No. 1 Helene Blum has formed one of Scandinavia’s busiest and finest folk bands with virtuoso fiddler and composer Harald Haugaard. In recent years they have established themselves as outstanding interpreters and innovators of the Danish music tradition. Their own newly written material is mixed gently with original interpretations of old songs and instrumental pieces. Their integrity is outstanding and their great virtuosity and presence helps to make their concerts unforgettable.

Headliner: Cirque Kalabanté Productions

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Saturday, September 16th @ 10:00PM
Avenue Central Stage | 93 St & 118 Ave

Cirque Kalabanté Productions (Guinea/Québec) brings explosive drumming, dance routines, and bold acrobatics that display a range of African arts. With a non-stop, dizzying pace, the group delivers mind-blowing acrobatic sequences with extraordinary precision, made all the more dramatic by hypnotic percussion.“ Sharonne Cohen, Montreal’s Festival International Nuits d’Afrique.

Headliner: ERIC BIBB with Michael Jerome Browne

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Friday, September 15th @ 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 16th @ 12:30 pm

Avenue Central Stage | 93 St & 118 Ave
 

A career spanning five decades with 36 albums, countless radio & television shows, and non-stop touring has made Eric Bibb one of the leading bluesmen of his generation. A fiery singer with true soul, gospel and folk roots, enjoyable and accessible, his blues are honest, and powerful. Bibb has performed and recorded with such luminaries as his idol, Taj Mahal, Pops and Mavis Staples, Guy Davis and Bonnie Raitt. 

Feature: Jacques Schwarz-Bart: Jewazz Project featuring Shai Maestro

Saturday, September 10 @ 7:00 pm
Avenue Central Stage | 93 St & 118 Ave

The Jewazz Project is a jazz interpretation of Jewish liturgical chants, many of which carried the spirit of a people through 5775 years of history.

“This music carries a universal message far beyond its religious context and I’m hoping to celebrate that message with all people of the world.” - Brother Jacques

Headliner: The Brevet

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Saturday, September 10 @ 10:00 pm
Avenue Central Stage (93 St & 118 Ave)

Passion brought The Brevet together, and it defines their music. Since their 2013 independent debut, the quartet has landed high-profile placements in film and television, including The Good Lie, Ashby, 90210, American Idol and more. Their 2016 release, American Novel, elevates the Southern California group’s rock-tinged cinematic Americana sound to heavenly heights.