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Celebrate Brooklyn: 2012 Lineup, ft. Calle 13, Ana Tijoux, Ritmo Machine, etc!

Yah, Brooklynits and residents/visitors know that Celebrate Brooklyn hosts some pretty gnarly, many FREE, and diverse shows at Prospect Park every single summer for the past 33 years. They welcome music lovers, film enthusiasts, the whole family, dancing fans, and anyone else who is called YOU. This year’s 34th annual fest lineup has us looking anxiously ahead for summer in NYC. We can already feel the warm breeze and humidity all around. Celebrate Brooklyn kicks off its series with reggae legend Jimmy Cliff and continues overall for 32 days and nights of pure entertainment! We look forward to a bunch of free gigs especially hehe, 24 to be exact! Some of our faves, of course, are those hosted by the LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) who will feature Chilean/French hip hop poetess Ana Tijoux, Puerto Rico’s innovative urban duo Calle 13, and Chile/US funky beat duo Ritmo Machine! Pretty stellar combo. As well as our Balkan Beat Box, Chico Trujillo, and Nation Beat. Yah. You’re reading a Latin music blog so we’re bias :P With the exception of BBB.

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FULL LINEUP

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6/5, 8:00 P.M. — JIMMY CLIFF — Opening Night Concert | NPR Music Broadcast
6/9, 7:30 P.M. – AFROCUBISM | ALSARAH & THE NUBATONES
6/14, 7:00 P.M. — LAURA MARLING | MICHAEL KIWANUKA | WILLY MASON
6/15, 8:00 P.M. — GERI ALLEN & CARRIE MAE WEEMS:

6/16, 6:30 P.M. — BALKAN BEAT BOX | CHICO TRUJILLO | NATION BEAT

6/22, 7:30 P.M. — KEB’ MO’ | NATALIA ZUKERMAN
6/23, 7:30 P.M. — GHOSTFACE KILLAH | CAMP LO | ASTRO
6/26, 7:00 P.M. — CHILDISH GAMBINO | DANNY BROWN | SCHOOLBOY Q — $35-$40**
6/28, 8:00 P.M. — BALLET HISPANICO
6/29, 7:30 P.M. — TROMBONE SHORTY | THE BROOKLYN STEPPERS | DAYNA KURTZ
6/30, 7:30 P.M. — ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO’S WOMEN WAGING PEACE | SIBONGILE KHUMALO | SOMI
7/7, 7:30 P.M. — SOUAD MASSI | SIMON SHAHEEN
7/8, 4:00 P.M. — SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK
7/10, 7:00 P.M. — DIRTY PROJECTORS | WYE OAK | PURITY RING — $30**

7/13, 7:00 P.M. — CALLE 13 | ANA TIJOUX | RITMO MACHINE — Presented by Celebrate Brooklyn & LAMC

7/14, 7:30 P.M. — SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER | TRAGEDY — Music & Movies
7/18, 7:00 P.M. — HOT CHIP | GANG GANG DANCE — $35-$40**
7/20, 7:30 P.M. — MACHEL MONTANO / BélO
7/21, 7:30 P.M. — ARTURO SANDOVAL | ARTURO O’FARRILL & THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
7/23, 7:00 P.M. — WILCO | LEE FIELDS AND THE EXPRESSIONS — $45**
7/24, 7:00 P.M. — WILCO | LEE RANALDO BANDt — $45**
7/27, 7:30 P.M. — THE HEAD AND THE HEART | LOST IN THE TREES
7/28, 7:30 p.m. — THE MUPPET MOVIE SING-ALONG | LOSER’S LOUNGE — Music & Movies
7/31, 7:00 P.M. — SIGUR RÓS — Sold Out
8/2, 7:30 P.M. — FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI’S ROMEO & JULIET | THE LOVE SHOW — Music & Movies
8/3, 7:30 P.M. — WILD FLAG | MISSION OF BURMA
8/4, 6:30 P.M. — THE DEL MCCOURY BAND | CAHALEN MORRISON & ELI WEST
8/7, 7:00 P.M. — M. WARD | YO LA TENGO — $35-$37**
8/9, 8:00 P.M. — COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET
8/10, 7:30 P.M. — LITTLE DRAGON | FRANKIE ROSE | VOICES OF BLACK
8/11, 7:30 P.M. — LYLE LOVETT | AOIFE O’DONOVAN

**Tickets are available via Ticketmaster, the Mercury Lounge box office and the Music Hall of Williamsburg box office.