Due to unanticipated travel issues, Baaba Maal has been forced to cancel his appearance at the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival. For more information, visit the BRIC website.
The singular Senegalese vocalist, guitarist, and percussionist Baaba Maal “has a gift, nearly unparalleled in all of popular music, for creating at once soaring and vulnerable melodies.” (NPR) Maal has become one of Africa’s greatest musical exports by fusing a range of styles into something completely original; his 2016 record The Traveller continues down this restless path. Lakou Mizik, a rousing collective of Haitian musicians formed after the devastating 2010 earthquake, offers “a joyous antidote to Haiti’s hard times.” (The Guardian)
Gates open an hour before the performance unless otherwise noted, and all performances are rain or shine.