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[Event] Lena Horne Tribute Concert with Brooklyn Philharmonic & Yasiin Bey – June 8th @ Bed Stuy Restoration Corporation

[Event] Lena Horne Tribute Concert with Brooklyn Philharmonic & Yasiin Bey – June 8th @ Bed Stuy Restoration Corporation

Yet another reason why I need some kind of tele-transportation device or a clone. I remember seeing clips from this event last year and it looked really cool – the free concert is part of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Beethoven Remix Project.

A profound and authentic lover of language, renowned Bed-Stuy artist Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) is one of the most influential hip-hop stars of all time. He joins Artistic Director Alan Pierson and the Brooklyn Philharmonic in bringing together the aggressive energy and charged lyrics of American hip-hop, the classic ballads of legendary Bed-Stuy singer and activist Lena Horne, and the revolutionary music of Beethoven, remixed anew by emerging artists living and working in East Brooklyn today.

 

Event details: 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

8 pm, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street

 

For more information about the collaboration and lineup on the day, check out the Brooklyn Philharmonic website

 

photo via NYTimes

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