On the Lawn #AtThe Bandshell

A series featuring artists from BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival and filmed on the lawn at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

In this episode, members of the beloved Brooklyn afrobeat band Antibalas (founder Martín Perna and lead singer Amayo) talk about how they got started 20 years ago, their favorite spots in Brooklyn, and their dream collaborator—hey Erykah Badu!

In this episode, singer-songwriter-musician Ruthie Foster talks about growing up in Texas, what it's like to be a performer in NYC, and whether she prefers NYC pizza or Texas BBQ!

In this episode, electronica-infused singer-songwriter Emel Mathlouthi talks about how growing up in Tunisia shaped her artistic personality, what it's like to have her music banned, and connecting with audiences during her shows.

In this episode, host Aaron Watkins talks with Malian kora master Yacouba Sissoko about the kora instrument, his favorite West African foods, and life in New York City.

In this episode, host Aaron Watkins talks with singer-songwriter Nellie McKay about her spirit animal, Brooklyn, and dream musical collaborations.

In this episode, host Aaron Watkins meets up with the New Orleans brass ensemble The Soul Rebels to talk about Brooklyn and hear a little of their signature funk.

Playset Video Series

Meet Little Jack, the host of a playful video series featuring artists from the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival and filmed at the Prospect Park Bandshell. 

Before their concert at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! festival, the amazing Vieux Farka Toure and Julia Easterlin took to the lawn at the Prospect Park Bandshell to perform their new single "Little Things" from their upcoming album ‘Touristes.’

Ten time GRAMMY-nominated reggae legend Third World dedicates a stripped-down performance on the lawn to the children of the world and gets some extra tambourine help from our pint-sized host, Little Jack.

In this episode, soulful singer Rhiannon Giddens delights our pint-sized host Little Jack with her banjo playing, her amazing voice, and her top notch Play-doh skills.