Ben L'Oncle Soul and Sweet Crude at Celebrate Brooklyn!

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Ben L'Oncle Soul and Sweet Crude at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Ben L'Oncle Soul and Sweet Crude at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Prospect Park Bandshell | Prospect Park | Park Slope
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Celebrate! Brooklyn presents Ben L'Oncle Soul, a French songwriter with an uncanny knack for the sounds and sights of Stax-era soul, joined by an exciting new group, Sweet Crude, on Saturday, July 15, 2017, FREE at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

BEN L'ONCLE SOUL is a French songwriter with an uncanny knack for the sounds and sights of Stax-era soul. His 2010 debut on Motown Records captured his retro stylings to a T, with intricate arrangements and soaring melodies that are "sweet, smooth … and immediately impressive," (BBC) in a blend of English and French. His first hit single to chart was a cover of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army," which remains a rousing part of his live show, and his subsequent singles have been a blend of originals and reimagined covers. Before his time as a solo artist, he came up as a member of the Fitiavana Gospel Choir, which recorded memorable versions of such classics as "Killing Me Softly" and "Lean On Me."

SWEET CRUDE is an "extremely exciting new group with haunting and mesmerizing vocals," (PopMatters) leaping out of New Orleans with bilingual pop that builds upon the musical traditions of the bayou. Brooklyn Vegan writes, "If you're a fan of many-membered pop ensembles like Polyphonic Spree or The Most Serene Republic, you may very well dig these guys too."

 

Ben L'Oncle Soul / Sweet Crude
July 15, 2017 · 7:30PM
@Prospect Park Bandshell · FREE

Ben L'Oncle Soul, a French songwriter with an uncanny knack for the sounds and sights of Stax-era soul, is joined by an exciting new group, Sweet Crude.

Celebrate Brooklyn! One Of New York City's Longest Running, FREE, Outdoor Performing Arts Festivals.

Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, Celebrate Brooklyn! was an early anchor in the park's revitalization and has become one of the city's foremost summer cultural attractions.

All BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are free! The festival attracts upwards of 250,000 attendees from across New York City to the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer.

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The Front Room Gallery 13th annual Summer Sampler from June 16 - July 16th, 2017



Reception:  Friday, June 16th 7-9PM

The Front Room Gallery is proud to present the 13th annual Summer Sampler from June 16 - July 16th, 2017, with a reception on Friday, June 16, from 7pm to 9pm, on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017

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