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Fête De La Musique: IAM with special guest Rakim / In association with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Bureau Export, French Music Export Office

Friday, June 21, 2013

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.

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Hailing from France and formed in 1988, IAM began its journey to fame in the city of Marseille. This French Hip-Hop group consisting of 5 members incorporates themes that include the sounds of Ancient Egypt, Africa, China, Japan, India and American music. IAM's big break came after the release of the 1997 album, L'école du micro d'argent, which eventually sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. Through IAM’s European performances, the band helped spread the popularity of French Hip-Hop infused with African rhythms mixing both rage and intelligence, and constantly discovering new dimensions for the pleasure of listeners' ears and minds. With an album set to be released in April 2013, IAM has proven that they have no intention of slowing down as they continue to create powerful music for the world to hear.

Legendary Hip-Hop artist Rakim’s iconic album, Paid in Full  has garnered praise from outlets such as Rolling Stone, who has deemed it, “the greatest Hip-Hop album of all time.” Few artists have had as great an impact on the development of the genre as Rakim. Recognized as one of the “Masters of the Microphone,” he first exploded onto the scene with the release of the iconic single, “Eric B. is President” which showcased his intricately intellectual lyrics.

Location

Rumsey Playfield in Central Park Accessible
Manhattan
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

City Parks Foundation

Contact Email

info@summerstage.org

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The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Troilus and Cressida will contain effects including the use of loud sounds, blank gunshots, and simulated explosions. The production will run nightly through August 14 at the Delacorte Theater (located mid-park at 80th Street on the southwest corner of the Great Lawn). Please visit the Public Theater's website for more information about the show and its special effects.
Anticipated Completion: 08/14/2016

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