With SPECIAL GUESTS LAURIE ANDERSON / SIBONGILE KHUMALO / SOMI
World music superstar ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO, named one of the “World’s 100 Most Inspiring Women” by the Guardian UK, curates this very special commissioned tribute to Wangari Maathai, the late Nobel Peace Prize winner and Kenyan political, environmental and women’s rights activist. WOMEN WAGING PEACE features a concert at the Bandshell with an opening set by “world music luminary” (The New Yorker) SOMI followed by Kidjo and her band, who will be joined by special guests LAURIE ANDERSON and the great South African opera star SIBONGILE KHUMALO.
We are also happy to welcome Women for Women International, Human Rights Watch, Equality Now, Shining Hope, Family Care International, Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Amnesty International to the Bandshell. Please stop by their booths to learn more about their organizations.
Film Screening & Panel Discussion
The Brooklyn Public Library will host a screening of Pray The Devil Back To Hell, from the 5-part series Women, War & Peace, followed by a panel discussion with Sarah Leah Whitson (Human Rights Watch), Zainab Salbi (Women for Women International), and Thenjiwe McHarris (Amnesty International). The panel will be moderated by Brooke Gladstone (Co-Host and Managing Editor NPR's On the Media).
Brooklyn Public Library (Central) Dweck Center/Grand Army Plaza
Peace Tree Planting Ceremony
The Prospect Park Alliance will host a tree planting ceremony just outside the Bandshell in memory of Wangari Maathai and to commemorate the 20,000 trees she helped plant in Kenya.
Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn! pre-concert reception sponsored by Betancourt & Associates Realty.
The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.
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