HONK NYC! Opening Night Dance Party

HONK NYC! Opening Night Dance Party

The 2014 HONK NYC! Festival opening night concert features global brass music presented by artists from NYC, Moscow and Paris. Famed NYC-based trumpeter Frank London headlines and welcomes acts Pakava It' from Moscow and Les Muses Tanguent from Paris, with help from friends in Raya Brass Band and PitchBlak Brass Band.

Perhaps Contraption

Perhaps Contraption is a brass, voice, woodwind and drum powered avant-marching band which draws upon art pop, progressive rock, oompah and contemporary classical elements such as polyrhythm and post minimalism. Since June 2011, they have performed over 160 times at numerous events including Glastonbury, The Secret Garden Party, Bestival, Artisti in Piazza (Italy), Wilderness, Lovebox, Durham Brass Festival and London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. By blending unique and intricate instrumentation with choreography, costume and exuberant choral sections, an exciting, nascent contemporary performance troupe has been assembled. They create experiences that are simultaneously accessible, astonishing and wholly entertaining. Their most recent album Listening Bones embodies this bold new sound. The music touches upon the joyous and irreverent, the dark and piquant, the oom-pah and the sublime. It will make you move, it will make you think. At the heart of their work lies a passionate desire to create strikingly original, eccentric music that can be presented in a range of versatile outlets. Whether it’s situationist street parades, educational workshops or full scale theatrical collaborations with dancers and lighting designers, Perhaps Contraption immerse and surprise by breaking down traditional performer/audience boundaries, and by promoting the use of unique instrumentation in popular music

Minor Mishap Marching Band

Minor Mishap Marching Band (MMMB) is Austin’s renegade circus-punk-brass band. Members of MMMB are organizers of HONK!TX, a yearly festival summoning over twenty community street bands to capitol city of the Lone Star
State. The Austin Chronicle named MMMB “Best Marching Merrymakers” for 2011, writing, “Nothing compares to the gesamtkunstwerk of a Minor Mishap show, with members parading around like anarchist, psychotic bumblebees on
Adderall, blowing music outta variously-sized sound holes, standing atop bars, stages, and one another. The vibe is so, so very celebratory, even the crustiest curmudgeon would crack a grin."

Batala NYC

Batala NYC is an all-women’s Afro-Brazilian Samba Reggae band connected to the large global family of Batala bands founded by Brazilian percussionist Giba Gonçalves. There are many Batala ensembles around the world, but few are all women! The music of Batala originates in Salvador de Bahia in North Eastern Brazil. Batala NYC formed in the spring of 2012 and has played at numerous street festivals across the city.

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HONK NYC! Opening Night Dance Party with Frank London, Perhaps Contraption, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Batala NYC

Tuesday, October 15 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Littlefield