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Atlantic City Library International Night Series

Event Type: Music/Dance Performance
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 7/23/2014
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 The series, co-sponsored by the Atlantic City Free Public Library and the City of Atlantic City, will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and August at Kennedy Plaza, located on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia Avenues. The shows are free and run approximately 90 minutes.
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Location: Kennedy Plaza
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 The schedule features:

July 2: B-Street Band (American rock)
In celebration of the July 4th holiday, B-Street Band will rock Kennedy Plaza with classics by Bruce Springsteen and other American icons, such as Roy Orbison and Billy Joel. B-Street, which has performed more than 5,000 times in its 30+ years together, plays almost 200 shows per year throughout the United States.

July 9: Cintron Band (Latin jazz)
The Cintron Band will play songs from its CD, Cintron Live (Manteca), which features a mix of Latin jazz, salsa and popular dance music. The CD was recorded live at The Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino. Timbalero Edgardo A. Cintron fronts this 10-person band.

July 16: Taiko Masala (Japanese)
By combining the training and discipline of Japanese martial arts with the precision and power of complex drumming, Taiko Masala brings visually stunning and breathless excitement to its performances. The group’s arsenal of instruments, all handmade by the ensemble, ranges from eight-inch hand-held drums to five-foot barrel drums, and includes the giant 250-pound O-daiko.

July 23: Caribefunk (Caribbean funk fusion)
Caribefunk hails from Colombia and combines salsa and elements of Caribbean music – such as calypso, rocksteady, zouk, Haitian compas, bullerengue and cumbiamba – with powerful funk rhythms to create an upbeat and energetic style all its own.

July 30: Nritya Creations (Bollywood and Indian dance)
The creative dance style of Nritya Creations artistically blends various styles of Indian dance with western dance forms, such as jazz, ballet, lyrical and hip-hop. This style is innovative and contemporary, yet maintains the elements of classical Indian dance.

Aug. 6: Dende and Band (Afro-Brazilian)
Bandleader Dendê is a percussionist, singer, composer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist. His band combines Brazil’s rhythm heavy music with the grooves of afrobeat, reggae and meringue to create a sizzling dance party atmosphere.

Aug. 13: Island Jam (Polynesian)
Island Luau Entertainment presents a show of contrasts. One minute hula girls are gracefully dancing to slow and relaxing Polynesian music, and the next the group turns up the energy and heat, pounding away on the drums as the male members perform a warrior dance or sensational fire dancing exhibition.

Aug. 20: Barynya (Russian)
The music, dance and song ensemble Barynya of New York City is a world-renowned group regarded by some as the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Russian Gypsy music, along with traditional dances that are emotional, energetic and often highly athletic.

Aug. 27: British Invasion (1960s British rock)
The British Invasion hits Kennedy Plaza 50 years after the Beatles played Atlantic City Convention Hall (now Boardwalk Hall) in August 1964. In addition to performing Beatles classics, the group will cover other popular British artists from the 1960s in the International Night finale.

For more information about the Atlantic City Library International Series, please call (609) 345-2269 ext. 3112.