Carnegie Kids at Weeksville
Throughout the summer of 2014, Weeksville Heritage Center partnered with Carnegie Hall to present a series of concerts through Carnegie Kids and their Neighborhood Concert Series. Weeksville welcomed:
Shine and the Moonbeams: With retro R&B music that both kids and adults love, Shine and the Moonbeams sing about subjects kids can relate to: standing up to bullies, surviving harried morning routines, and celebrating individuality. A five-time winner of Amateur Nights at the legendary Apollo Theater, lead singer Shawana Kemp’s evocative delivery is heartfelt, insightful, and emotional.
No BS! Brass: There are brass bands and then there’s the No BS! Brass. On a mission to get your whole body grooving, the 11 men of Richmond-based No BS! Brass push their conservatory-sharpened chops to the brink, making their own brand of high-octane, New Orleans–style brass band music. Inspired by funk, jazz, klezmer, calypso, and rock, No BS! Brass is equally at home pumping out Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” or a John Coltrane–inspired free jazz solo.
SbongiseniDuma: Singer and dancer Sbongiseni Duma takes families on a joyous, interactive musical journey to South Africa. When "Bongi" and a small ensemble of African djembe drums, percussion, acoustic guitar, and bass take the stage, they transport audiences to the KwaZulu-Natal province without having to even leave New York.