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Michael Powers Frequency, Slavic Soul at 2010 Summer On the Hudson
(Published: March 31, 2010)

The Acoustic Sundays series, featuring Michael Powers Frequency and the Slavic Soul Party, has been announced for the 10th annual free Summer On the Hudson festival at Riverside Park South.

For more information on all events, please call 311 or (212) 408-0219,
or visit www.nyc.gov/parks/soh or www.riversideparkfund.org

Summer On the Hudson (SOH), one of New York City's largest free summer festivals, opens its Tenth Anniversary Season Sunday, May 2, at Riverside Park South with the 9th annual Irish Arts Center New York Dance Festival 2010. The six-month series, running through October 10, is an annual summer arts and cultural festival in Riverside Park South, West 59th Street to West 72nd Street at the Hudson River, presented by The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

All events are FREE to the public and are programmed by Zhen Heinemann, Riverside Park Director of Programming. For more information on all events, please call 311 or (212) 408-0219, or visit www.nyc.gov/parks /soh, or www.riversideparkfund.org.

Riverside Park South is a unique combination of greenspace, esplanades, winding pathways, wooden boardwalks, plazas, and ball fields, with panoramic north and south views of the Hudson River. Summer on the Hudson strives to present events that meet the cultural and recreational needs of the community, enrich the daily lives of New Yorkers, and brings diverse groups of people together in a magical setting.

Parks & Recreation is the steward of more than 29,000 acres of land--14 percent of New York City-including more than 4,000 individual properties ranging from Yankee Stadium and Central Park to community gardens and GreenStreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds. We manage four major stadia, 550 tennis courts, 52 public pools, 48 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 13 golf courses and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 22 historic house museums. We look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City's principal providers of athletic facilities. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events and cultural festivals. For more information about Parks, visit our website: www.nyc.gov/parks/soh.

Every Sunday from July 11 - August 15, 7:00pm
Pier I at 70th St
Acoustic Sundays
Enjoy spectacular sunsets over the Hudson as you listen to some of New York's best jazz, R&B, and world music.

July 11 - Liony Parra Y La Mega Mafia Tipico
"The big hit of the 2009 SOH Main Squeeze Festival was Liony Parra y la Mega Mafia Tipica , who absolutely slayed with a wildly danceable set of merengue: a lightning-fast button accordion, harmony singer, congas, cajon and bass drum along with a five-string bassist " - Lucid Culture.com

July 18 - Meta and the Cornerstones
Meta and the Cornerstones fuse Afropop, Hip-Hop, Rock and Soul with a mixture of French, English, Wolof, and Fulani vocals. The band consists of six members who bring their musical background from the coast of Africa, North America, Asia and the Middle East.

July 25- Michael Powers Frequency with opening act Angel Rose / Blues

Grammy-nominated "Singer-guitarist Michael Powers behaves like he's got a Delta hellhound on his trail. We're not so sure that's the case, but the gritty soul on his record Prodigal Son is befitting a cat who apprenticed with James Cotton." Time Out New York

Aug 1- Xylos / charming NYC indie-pop

Xylos is a co-ed, aurally adventurous five-piece orgy of pop from New York, their music characterized by four-part vocal harmonies, complex orchestration, and a large variety of instruments and electronics. The music of Xylos has been compared to that of the Shins, Paul Simon, and Fleetwood Mac

Aug 8 - Slavic Soul Party /Fiery Balkan brass, hip-grinding grooves & ecstatic anthems

Throbbing funk grooves, fiery Balkan brass, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party! NYC's official #1 brass band for BalkanSoul GypsyFunk.

Aug 15 - Los Soneros de Oriente / Cuban Son

Taking their name from the region of Cuba that is most famous for Son Montuno, Los Soneros de Oriente represent a huge history and lifelong commitment to traditional Cuban music.

More Information: http://www.nyc.gov/parks/soh

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