Though part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! series, this Sunday’s performance at Prospect Park will be to celebrate Africa, and more specifically, the first time the continent has hosted the World Cup. Just a few hours after the Netherlands and whoever wins today’s match between Spain and Germany battle for the World Cup trophy, The Roots will lead an all-star crew in musically honoring the commencement of the South Africa–hosted tournament. The late-night hip-hoppers, who recently released their ninth album, How I Got Over, will serve as the backing band for most of the evening before finishing the night with a set of their own. Joining them on the Prospect Park Bandshell stage will be Sahr Ngaujah(star of the Broadway show Fela!), Brooklyn-born emcee Talib Kweli, Ghanaian- American hip-hop virtuoso Blitz the Ambassador, African crew Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, and Brooklyn-by-way-of-Cleveland rockers Dragons of Zynth, among others. The show is free to the public, but the suggested $3 donation is still a bargain for what should prove to be a night almost as thrilling as the match preceding it.
Fuente: LimeWire Music Blog