TARRUS RILEY, the son of the late, beloved ska and rocksteady star Jimmy Riley and "one of the most accomplished of the second generation of Jamaica roots reggae singers," (Jamaica Gleaner) belts out love songs and black history lessons with equal passion. His debut album, Challenges, was produced by the great Jamaican saxophonist Dean Fraser, who joins him on this show. Fraser also produced 14 of the 15 tracks of Riley's second record, Parables, which also featured the legendary rhythm section of Sly and Robbie. Riley followed these with 2009's Contagious, 2012's Mecoustic, and 2014's Love Situation, each of which yielded more hits and continued to grow his following.
MWENSO & THE SHAKES combine African and Afro American musical traditions into an electrifying sound The New York Times calls "intense, prowling, and ebullient." Hailing from Sierra Leone, London, South Africa, Greenwich Village, Madagascar, France, Jamaica, and Hawaii, its members now all call Harlem home.
Information for Friends of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
- Friends Member Seating: Rear seats open to Seat-Pass and Tent-Pass members
- Friends Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
- Sponsor Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
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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