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Live at the Gantries: Michael Olatuja & Lagos Pepper Soup

Gantry Plaza State Park
Aug 08 | Tue |
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Experience the perfect combination of FREE live music and stunning waterfront views this summer at the 12-acre oasis that is Gantry Plaza State Park! Introducing Live at the Gantries, a series of free outdoor performances featuring a diverse range of local talents that celebrate the unique cultures and communities of Queens.

London-born, Lagos, Nigeria-raised, New York-based composer, bandleader, and bassist Michael Olatuja blends the sounds of these three cities into what he describes as a “cinematic Afrobeat.” One of the most inventive and in-demand bassists on the scene today, Olatuja has worked and recorded with the likes of Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Shakira, and ​​Angelique Kidjo, among others. For this special concert, Olatuja and a full band perform music from his recently released album Lagos Pepper Soup in an evening of high-energy Afrobeat, jazz, and funk.

Presented in collaboration with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and with generous support from Plaxall, Inc., the Live at the Gantries kicks off on July 11 and continues every Tuesday through August 15. Starting at 7:00 PM, each concert showcases the very best in local music talent and culminates in a breathtaking sunset over the East River. Check more Live at the Gantries Concert here:

Venue: Gantry Plaza State Park

4-09 Center Blvd Long Island City, 11101 United States Map