Fresh off the tail of the igneous 1960’s, 1971 was still a hotbed of activists seeking justice, equality, and freedom from the skewed social constructs that stained the past and present. It was in this year that Eddie Palmieri married Latin soul, funk, and jazz with socially conscious tales of the inner city in Harlem River Drive. In partnership with the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, Palmieri and his band will perform the provocative album live in a free outdoor concert at a yet-to-be-disclosed location. As social unrest remains ablaze, this revival of Harlem River Drive will serve to remind audiences not only of Palmieri’s enormous influence, but also of the power in linking performance and protest. More info here. 

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Red Bull Music Academy Festival NY presents Eddie Palmieri’s “Harlem River Drive Revisited”

Date: May 21, 2016

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: TBA

Tickets: Free. More Info Here

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