BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Salif Keita / Courtnee Roze

World music legend Salif Keita returns to Brooklyn for his first time back at the Bandshell in more than a decade. Courtnee Roze kicks off the night with a performance featuring her masterful percussion.


SAT, JUL 13, 2019

6:30PM Gates / 7:30PM Show




Prospect Park Bandshell (2020)
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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  • Salif Keita | Photo: Thomas Dorn

  • Courtnee Roze | Photo: Michael Bauman

Last year’s outstanding Un Autre Blanc, which featured everyone from Angelique Kidjo to Alpha Blondy and was announced as his final record, reaffirmed SALIF KEITA as “the most adventurous, gloriously soulful male singer-songwriter in Africa.” (Guardian UK) Known as “the Golden Voice of Africa,” Keita was ostracized as a child for his albinism and rejected by his family for pursuing music. He found early success as a member of two iconic bands, the Rail Band and Les Ambassadeurs, before moving to Paris and launching a high-profile solo career in the mid-'80s. Now celebrating his 70th year on the planet, he returns to Brooklyn for his first time back at the Bandshell in more than a decade as a living legend of world music.

The djembe and conga virtuoso COURTNEE ROZE is a bandleader, producer, lyricist, writer, and percussionist whose catalogue of collaborators includes Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Cirque du Soleil, J. Cole, and Lachanze. She has performed on storied stages both grand and intimate—from Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theater to Joe's Pub and National Sawdust—and won the Afropunk’s 2017 Brooklyn Battle of the Bands.

Venue Seating

  • All Seats In - Click here to see the various seat set-ups at the Bandshell.
  • Lawn open for blankets/lawn chairs

Information for the Friends of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

  • Friends Member Seating: Front seats open to Seat-Pass and Tent-Pass members
  • Friends Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
  • Sponsor Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members

Venue Information:

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.

All Performances Rain or Shine. In the event of dangerous weather we will be communicating updates on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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