Dancin' in the Rain
String Songs

Sun Power

Image018 The idea of putting on an outdoor concert in New York City powered exclusively by solar panels is a clever and necessary one for these energy-troubled times. One could excuse the organizers of the 3rd annual Citysol music festival if their activism overshadowed the music on hand; on the contrary, they presented a diverse bill of performances that ranged from exotic (Burkina Electric, featuring percssionist/composer Lukas Ligeti) to mind-blowing (MC Blitz the Ambassador, with electronics, bass and a full brass section). Headliner Dan Deacon was a no-show thanks to some airline screwup that sent his equipment to Cincinnati; after such a full plate, I can't imagine anyone was all that disappointed.

So Percussion (New York, NY)

Image023  Image025 The Acorn (Ottawa, Canada)

Image026 Image028 Burkina Electric (Ouaga, Burkina Faso, Africa)

Image030 Image031  Image034 Blitz the Ambassador (Brooklyn, NY)

Image037 Image038 Image041 Ecstatic Sunshine (Baltimore, MD)

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