Music

Sounds Like Brooklyn: Beirut

 
 
Feb 6—Feb 7, 2009
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: Approximately 2hrs with intermission
ALL TICKETS:  $20, 25
 
 
 
 
 
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Beirut
Opening Act: Kaki King

In February, BAM celebrates the music of Brooklyn with two weekends of concerts at BAM and at clubs around the borough. Featuring Brooklyn-based bands and solo artists from Bed-Stuy to Brighton Beach and everywhere in between, Sounds Like Brooklyn Music Festival (formerly known as Brooklyn Next) proves that Brooklyn is a hotbed for distinctive and innovative music.

Kicking off the program, Beirut performs on the Opera House stage, bringing an arsenal of accordions, mandolins, euphoniums, and glockenspiels. Wunderkind Zach Condon fronts the ragtag ensemble, performing ukulele-tinged brass band laments wrought from global experience and youthful optimism.

Opening for Beirut, Brooklyn-based Kaki King, named the first female "Guitar God" by  Rolling Stone, combines fret-tapping with slap bass techniques, using her guitar as drum, while layering and looping her own sounds to create percussive and complex compositions.