New York is gearing up for another run of great concerts and festivals. Within the last month, Burna Boy has set up a show at Madison Square Garden, Bad Bunny secured a date at Yankees Stadium and Governors Ball announced its return. Adding to the growing concert slate, critically-acclaimed writer Hanif Abdurraqib has curated an eight-concert series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Over the course of fourth months, Dawn Richard, Little Simz, Devonté Hynes, Mavis Staples and several other top acts and creatives will make their way down to Lafayette Avenue.
“This was a long time in the making, and a lot of wrangling, coordinating, and generosity from the BAM organizing team (specifically Adam Shore and David Binder) as well as all of these artists. These are dream shows for me, all around,” Abdurraqib tweeted.
“I’m excited about every single one of these but if you would have told me when this process started that we’d end up with a Little Simz and Nikki Giovanni show, I’d have been just overtaken by joyous laughter for months on end.”
The four-month concert series will kick off on February 25, 2022 with a show featuring Mdou Moctar. Dawn Richard and Moses Sumney will follow with shows in March. Check out the full slate of concerts below.
sharing another link with info/tickets to stress & make clear that this isn't a one day, festival-like thing — it's a series of eight events spread out over four months, each ticketed separately:https://t.co/ZEwAvBIHWB
— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) January 25, 2022