Mashrou' Leila, DAWN OF MIDI and DJ KHATIR at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Mashrou' Leila, DAWN OF MIDI and DJ KHATIR at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Mashrou' Leila, DAWN OF MIDI and DJ KHATIR at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Prospect Park Bandshell | Prospect Park | Park Slope

Celebrate Brooklyn! presents Beirut-based indie rockers Mashrou' Leila along with experimental acoustic ensemble from Brooklyn, DAWN OF MIDI, and Lebanon's DJ KHATIR on Saturday, July 22, 2017, FREE at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

Beirut-based indie rockers MASHROU' LEILA are breaking boundaries and courting controversy in their home country with lyrics that are by turns satirical and sexual, crooned by frontman Hamed Sinno. Their "deeply layered, darkly textured, and sonically innovative" (NPR) music has been compared to the likes of Radiohead, The Strokes, and the Arctic Monkeys, and in 2013 they became the first Middle Eastern artist to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone.

Their latest LP Ibn El Leil continues to explore themes of materialism, immigration, and homosexuality, set mostly in the socially charged spaces of Beirut's nightlife. It is confidently a pop record, and The Guardian says, "it's such an impressive performance that stadiums seem not only possible but imminent." This may be an opportunity to see a band that is about to move over to arenas, and in the current political climate, we are proud to invite to our stage an intercontinental voice of tolerance and gender equality.

DAWN OF MIDI is an experimental acoustic ensemble from Brooklyn that "dismantl[es] jazz with the tools that built it." (Pitchfork) Their 2013 record Dysnomia achieved widespread acclaim for its unlikely hybrid of traditional jazz instrumentation with minimal electronic song forms. Lebanon's DJ KHATIR opens the night spinning records.

 

Mashrou' Leila / Dawn of Midi / DJ Khatir
July 22, 2017 · 7:00PM
@Prospect Park Bandshell · FREE

Beirut-based indie rockers Mashrou' Leila are breaking boundaries and courting controversy in their home country with lyrics that are by turns satirical and sexual, crooned by frontman Hamed Sinno.

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.