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Jovanotti at SummerStage


While Italian hip-hop may initially seem as intuitive as Scottish opera, a quick check of YouTube reveals Jovanotti’s music as an infectiously unpretentious blend of pop and African beats that will have SummerStage rocking this Saturday night. The free show features a convergence of pop superstars from Italy, Venezuela and Mexico that represent the global connectivity and collective ability to merge musical genres of dance, elctro, hip-hop and pop. Can haggis-rock be far behind?

Italian superstar Jovanotti is perhaps the best known pop/hip-hop artist in Italy’s history, regularly performing to sold-out stadium crowds throughout his native land. Jovanotti has consistently explored and integrated other musical genres such as folk, rock and even classical into his vast repertoire. He has proven to be as comfortable appearing on record with Pavarotti as with Bono. In July 2009, Jovanotti took a break from the stadium lights to do a run of small, decidedly stripped-down acoustic performances at intimate NYC and this marks his return to the big stage audiences expect.

Los Amigos Invisibles, originally from Venezuela, can always get a party started with their dance-inducing fusion of funk, disco and acid jazz. The band made a name for themselves in 1995 with their debut album A Typical Autoctonal Venezuelan Dance Band, which they performed live in a series of underground dance parties in abandoned clubs throughout Caracas. In 2009, the band released their seventh studio album, Commercial, a critical success that garnered the band a Latin Grammy for Best Latin Alternative . . . → Read More: Jovanotti at SummerStage

Simon and Garfunkel at SummerStage

Last night’s SummerStage Gala Benefit to raise funds for the Parks Foundation’s free music festival featured the songs of Simon and Garfunkel, and what better way to celebrate summer in the city than by enjoying the music of New York’s most legendary singing duo. . . . → Read More: Simon and Garfunkel at SummerStage

Melody Gardot Kicks Off SummerStage

Melody Gardot Led off the SummerStage season with a brilliant performance last night at Rumsey Playfield. . . . → Read More: Melody Gardot Kicks Off SummerStage

Pavement Reuniting For Concert At SummerStage In 2010

Pavement Reuniting For Concert At SummerStage In 2010 . . . → Read More: Pavement Reuniting For Concert At SummerStage In 2010